Programmable thermostats are one of the easiest ways to quickly lower your utility bills. They are simple to use and can lower your energy usage by up to 30 percent.
Programmable thermostats are ideal for any house that is left unoccupied for several hours each day. Some people choose to leave their HVAC system running while they are gone; others decide to turn it off. By leaving it on, you are wasting energy just to maintain a comfortable temperature in an empty house. When you turn it off, you have to wait in an uncomfortable house until its effects kicks back in.
Both of these problems are avoided with programmable thermostats. You can program it around your daily routine just once and have it turn off after you typically leave and then turn back on shortly before you return home. This helps you conserve energy while not having to worry about the comfort of your home.
You can make quick and simple adjustments to your programmed schedule to accommodate for changes in your weekly plans. For example, if your are going to be gone on vacation, you can set it to an energy efficient setting for a certain number of days. You can also adjust each day individually so that the weekends differ from weekdays.
Certain models also come with other money-saving features. Some can access the internet wirelessly in order to display weather forecasts on its digital screen. Others will remind you when you are supposed to change your air filters, an easy to forget task that will help your HVAC system stay working efficiently.
To learn more about how programmable thermostats can help provide comfort solutions for your home, contact Roth Heating & Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical at (503) 994-9924. We have been serving the greater Portland area since 1976.