Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings 02/05/2015 A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort effortless, and it also can help you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the ever-changing weather in Humble, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature 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 analyze your family’s schedule. Once you do this, you can determine the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t use energy when your home is empty, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortably hot or cold. You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before and after work, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was designed to make your life and your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake. For the most efficient system operation, program 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 relatively 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 lower your energy bills. Preprogrammed settings often include special options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from Humble on vacation or just away from home for the day. Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially altering your bill. You should also know that turning up 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 they’ll 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 are looking to save your 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 Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble at 281-713-8304 or set up an appointment online.