Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings 02/05/2015 A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort effortless, while helping you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not even there. With the erratic weather in Stuart, a programmable thermostat can ensure your home’s temperature stays exactly where you want it, when you want it there. The best way to get the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to examine your family’s routine. Once you do this, you can decide the best way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when you and your family are gone, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold. You could try to remember to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was made to make your life and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake. You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively constant temperature than it does to turn it on when you get home and try to heat a cold house. A programmable thermostat operates with the same basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills. Preprogrammed settings often include designated options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Stuart on vacation or simply away from home for the day. Some programmable thermostats have a feature to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially affecting your bill. You should also know that bumping up the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up faster. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to forget to turn it back down, making the house uncomfortably warm and wasting energy. When you want to ensure your home is always comfortable and are looking to save your money, a programmable thermostat is a great option. To find out more about the many programmable thermostats available and which one might suit your home the best, call Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart at 772-318-4252 or set up an appointment online.