Programmable thermostats are a great way to save on home energy costs. According to the Energy Information Administration, about 42% of home energy costs go to heating and cooling. A lot of that cost comes from heating and cooling empty (or unused) spaces, including heating and cooling while people are asleep. In plain English: People spend a lot to heat and cool their homes, and they’re not good about turning things off when they’re not needed.
A programmable thermostat helps make it easy for you to save by offering four pre-programmed settings to regulate your home’s temperature in both summer and winter – when you are home, asleep, or away..
The pre-programmed settings that come with programmable thermostats are intended to deliver savings without sacrificing comfort. Depending on your family’s schedule, you can see significant savings by sticking with those settings or adjust them as appropriate for your family.
The key is to establish a program that automatically reduces heating and cooling in your home when you don’t need as much, for example when nobody is home it is a good idea to raise the thermostat up in the summer and lower in the winter this adjustments help keep the system from running as often and in return save you energy.
Non-Programmable thermostats come digital with back lit for easy reading, many feel comfortable using a non-programmable thermostat as it is user-friendly. However, for the purpose of saving energy and keeping your electric bills to a moderate level it does not offer the pre-set programming that the Programmable does. If you and your family have a daily/weekly schedule that is routine, you can easily program a programmable thermostat once and forget it! Simple Steps to Energy Savings with Programmable Thermostats Achieve significant energy and money savings that are possible through the proper use of your programmable thermostat.
Technology is constantly changing the old recognized name brands are not always the first choice anymore, some of these products are not user-friendly either. Penguin Air Technicians have the experience of dealing with customers one on one about their needs, Penguin Air also discontinue to install thermostats or any part offered in the industry that does not meet standards of operation, e.g. breakdowns. We encourage to call us today and ask a Penguin Air Advisor which Thermostat is right for your needs.