Although manual thermostats are able to control the cooling and heating of your home, a programmable thermostat can do it much easier! A programmable thermostat is designed to allow you to set it at the level you desire. There are several benefits of owning one:
Save money on monthly electric bill- A programmable thermostat allows you to set different temperatures to use at different times throughout the day. You are able to preset the temperature for times you are at home and away. After programming, your thermostat will change your home’s temperature levels suitably so you don’t have to do a thing! By using the a/c or heat less when you are away, less energy is used which leads to savings on your electric bill.
Increases comfort- Having a programmable thermostat, you are able to heat up or cool down your home in advance and have it comfortable from the moment you walk through the door. With a manual thermostat, you will have to wait until you are home to change the temperature, causing a period of time your home may feel uncomfortable. There are some thermostats that can even be controlled from the internet or your smart phone.
Extends the life of the furnace- A heating system and furnace can also benefit from installing a programmable thermostat. The furnace will not have to work as hard or as long to produce heat while you are away. By producing less heat, it can decrease the wear and tear on parts of the heating system that could lead to a costly repair bill.