Upgrading a Thermostat to a Programmable Model: Why It’s a Good Idea

October 6, 2014
Ross and Witmer

When most people think of improving the efficiency of the heating and cooling system in their homes, they think about big replacements and major changes, starting from weather proofing their home to overhauling the ducts or getting a new air conditioner or a new furnace. But one of the simplest yet most effective changes that can lower the energy bill is getting a programmable thermostat. So why should you think of upgrading your traditional thermostat to a programmable one?

Benefits of Upgrading to a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats have the capability to control the temperature of your home the way you want it. An old digital model or a dial style thermostat requires manual temperature setting while a programmable thermostat can remember the temperature you want in your home at different times of the day, and can automatically set the temperature accordingly. You can preset the program for different temperature levels during the weekdays and weekends, or you can set unique temperature levels for each day or even have it different for weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays. This means waking up to a comfortable house and coming home to one, no matter what your schedule is like.

More Than Temperature Management

But that’s not all that a new programmable thermostat has to offer. Some of the advanced thermostats not only give you control over the temperature and time, but also let you choose where the cooed or heated air is going. With a zoning system and the help of multiple temperature sensors fitted in different areas of the home, advanced thermostats can manage the temperature of every room specifically. They control humidity, and many models also can maintain and attain specific humidity levels, either all throughout the home or in certain areas.

Perhaps the most important reason for upgrading a thermostat to a programmable model is that they are able to do more than just controlling the climate of your home. The high end thermostats can even check the indoor air quality and remind you when it’s time for periodic maintenance.

A programmable thermostat will surely be more effective than an older one. For help upgrading a thermostat, please contact Ross &Witmer today.

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