What is a Programmable Thermostat?
Programmable thermostats offer the most flexibility out of all thermostat types and can be installed for almost any heating and cooling system. Standard thermostats sense the temperature inside and trigger the furnace or air conditioning to turn on when it falls outside of the set temperature. Programmable thermostats allow you to set a schedule of temperatures instead of just one. For example, if there is no one in the house for a large portion of the work day, you can program the thermostat to a lower temperature than when you are at home to give the furnace a break and save energy.
What are the Pros of a Programmable Thermostat?
These programmable thermostats could help you save on your energy bill, particularly if you work outside the home for large portions of the day. Rather than keeping the house at a high temperature all day, you can program the temperature to drop while you are out of the house so the furnace doesn’t have to work hard heating an empty house.
You never have to remember to change the thermostat before you leave, or feel uncomfortable waiting for it to come back to temperature when you come home and change it back. With a programmable thermostat, you can schedule it to automatically change temperature after you leave and before you get home.
Remote Controlling and MonitoringDid the day’s schedule change? If you’re coming home early, you can use an app on your phone to change the temperature in your house remotely. You can also monitor the temperature from your phone to make sure everything is running smoothly. Talk about convenience!
What are the Cons?
Setup Can be DifficultIf you don’t have any experience setting up thermostats, it can be difficult to do. It could be easy to make a mistake that will cause the system to not function correctly. This is a relatively easy problem to fix, though. Just call the best HVAC company at the Lake of the Ozarks – Royal Heating & Air – and we can help you out!
Compatibility Can be an IssueProgrammable thermostats don’t always work with every HVAC system. If you buy one without checking the compatibility first, you could end up with a useless new thermostat and an HVAC system that isn’t working. Make sure you do your research first!
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