3 Benefits of Installing a Programmable Thermostat

Through cold, brisk winters and the warm days of the summer, your thermostat is calling the shots inside your home.

Despite its ability to keep you comfortable, your thermostat could also be costing you more than it should.

In fact, you could save nearly 10 percent on your yearly energy bill by turning down your thermostat 7 to 10°F for the 8 hours a day you’re likely at work.

Why pay for what you’re not using? Check out these benefits of a programmable thermostat:

1. More savings

When your home remains at a constant temperature throughout the day — especially if you’re not around to enjoy the heat or air conditioning — you’re missing out on a prime opportunity to make an adjustment. While you’re away, your heating and cooling systems don’t need to be working as hard. With a programmable thermostat, you can select an energy-saving schedule to fit your lifestyle. Whether it’s making an adjustment for every day of the week, or simply making a week-to-weekend change, you’ll enjoy a few extra dollars in your pocket with the $180 you’ll trim off your energy bill.

2. Increased comfort and flexibility

How many times have you thrown off the warm blanket on your couch to adjust your thermostat? Forget constantly making modifications to your home’s temperature – a programmable thermostat will do it automatically so you don’t have to wait for your HVAC system to catch up to your lifestyle. You’ll know when it’s about to change, and the peace of mind you’ll have when you’re out of the house will be worth the switch. If you’re the forgetful type, a programmable thermostat will also cut you some slack by remembering to adjust the temperature for you.

3. Better technology

Is an ancient monster of a thermostat hanging on your wall? New programmable thermostat designs are typically more appealing to the eye and often come with backlit digital displays that are easy to navigate. They might seem much more advanced, but they’re relatively easy to use and don’t require intense maintenance. Some even have a touchscreen so you can impress guests with high-tech heating.

If you’re ready to take the plunge, Blue Ox Heating & Air can help you choose and install a programmable thermostat for your home. Our professionals are trained and experienced in the latest HVAC technology and have your best interests in mind. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a service.