The thermostat: It’s often one of the last things you think about when it comes to your home comfort system. And we can’t blame you—we preach about changing your air filters, performing routine maintenance on your air conditioner and offer tips to keep your pipes flowing freely. But that little box on your wall…that little unassuming box…is actually like the brains of your home, and it deserves to be as high tech as everything else in your home. Which is why Lindstrom offers the right programmable thermostat for your system.
Programmable thermostats can save you up to 33 percent on your annual heating and cooling energy costs, which can save you money. When used with a new system, Energy Star-certified programmable thermostats, according to one study, saved a homeowner approximately 6.8 percent in annual natural gas consumption.
The Programmable Thermostat Package
Just because you’ve had a programmable thermostat installed in your home doesn’t mean it will automatically save you money. Just like your traditional thermostat, it all depends on how you set the controls and how you handle it. Yes…you.
You have to program it as directed to get the maximum savings out of the investment.
Programmable thermostats can store multiple daily settings that you can manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program. You can schedule your thermostat to kick on an hour before you wake or come home, this way your home is more comfortable.
One way to get the most of your programmable thermostat is to think about the average temperatures throughout the year: The rate of heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter depends on the temperature difference between inside and outside. When you get those two temperatures closer together, your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to run as often.
While we say the programmable thermostat is the brains of your home, don’t forget you’re still the mastermind behind the effectiveness.
To learn more about the best thermostat for your home, or how a programmable thermostat can be an effective addition, contact the experts at Lindstrom.