Recently, switching to a programmable thermostat has been all the rage. That said, all this buzz around a “smart thermostat” also has people questioning if making the switch is actually worth it. Sure, while some homeowners may be set in their ways and would rather stick with a standard thermostat, we’re here to discuss a few of the many benefits of a “learning thermostat” that may change your mind.
Why Should I Get a Programmable Thermostat?
Helps Save Energy
According to the United States Department of Energy, a programmable thermostat can help you save money on your energy bills — how so? Simple: by being able to adjust the thermostat while you're away from your home, instead of letting it run all day long.
For example: through an app on your smartphone, your central HVAC unit can be set to 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and automatically adjust when needed, essentially helping you save money.
Easy to Use
Not only are programmable thermostats easy to install, they're easy to use as well. This gadget is “smart” and you won't have to get off the couch to manually change it every time your comfort is compromised. Your thermostat is compatible with your schedule; whether you're on vacation, busy on the weekends, or at work, you can rely on this device.
As you may have read in our previous blog, we mentioned the many benefits of a programmable thermostat. From zoned heating and cooling, to quick and easy temperature changes, these systems are user-friendly and have the ability to save you money, while providing you with full control of your comfort — a plus for any homeowner during the summer