Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings 02/05/2015 A programmable thermostat makes controlling your home comfort easy, plus it can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can avoid paying to heat your home when you’re away. With the ever-changing weather in Murrieta, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is exactly where you want it, when you want it there. The best way to get the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to evaluate your family’s routine. By doing this, you can plan how to program your thermostat so you don’t uselessly consume energy when your home is empty, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold. You could take time to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? Simply set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better. You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This will save you money while keeping you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a fairly constant temperature than it does to turn it on when you get home and try to heat a cold house. A programmable thermostat operates with the same basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also features a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially cut your energy bills. Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Murrieta on vacation or simply away from home for the day. Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting the temperature and potentially affecting your bill. You should also know that setting the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up faster. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to forget to turn it back down, making the house uncomfortably warm and wasting energy. When you want to ensure your home is always comfortable and would be happy to save some money, a programmable thermostat is a great option. To find out more about the many programmable thermostats available and which one might suit your home the best, call Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta at 951-676-2665 or set up an appointment online.