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Programmable Thermostats: Save Money While You're Sleeping Or Away

Think about replacing any part of your home heating system, and you soon start seeing multiple dollar signs. But there’s one system component — when swapped for another, more efficient component — that can cost relatively little money while saving you a lot more. That component is a programmable thermostat.

A programmable thermostat allows you to lower and raise the temperature in your home according to your family’s lifestyle. During the winter, is everyone at work or in school during the day? Program the thermostat to go down a few degrees when you leave home and restore the home to a comfortable temperature shortly before you return. Similarly, you can set the thermostat to lower the temperature when you’re sleeping and raise it again before you get up.

In the summer, you can reverse the pattern, programming the thermostat to raise the temperature when you’re gone and lower it again when you’re home.

Most programmable thermostats can also be set for separate week and weekend settings, so that you can have one temperature when you’re attending church or a Saturday-morning game and another temperature when you’re all at home.

Programmable thermostats are widely available, its recommended to have your new Thermostat installed by a professional HVAC- contractor.

If you’re looking for even greater comfort control, consider one of today’s smart programmable thermostats. These thermostats offer remote control. You can program your thermostat from your computer or your iPhone. It also has continuous monitoring and can alert to any problems.

For more information about programmable thermostats, talk to the experts at Blanton’s Heating and A/C. We’ll give you options and show you how you how to use it efficiently. We serve homeowners in the Fayetteville area.