Updated: Dec 11, 2019
If you ever find yourself wanting to have your air temperature regulate itself throughout the day for energy efficiency and convenience, a programmable thermostat is probably for you. Read on to understand just what a programmable thermostat is as well as its benefits.
What Is A Programmable Thermostat?
A thermostat is a device that is installed to regulate the operation of mechanical or electronic heating and cooling systems for temperature. A programmable thermostat is as the name suggests, a thermostat which can be programmed to adjust temperature settings automatically and maintain your preferred conditions on a set schedule.
Some programmable thermostats even come in wireless formats, which allow easier and more flexible installation and temperature control while maintaining similar functionalities as conventionally wired thermostats. Older thermostats do not offer programming and therefore do not allow you the ease or convenience to set a schedule of temperatures the way programmable ones do.
Differences With And Benefits Of A Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats can be beneficial in a number of ways. They are a lot more accurate than older analog or mechanical thermostats which often tend to be reading a slightly different temperature than they are actually producing within your home. Because these older models are not showing the correct temperatures, they can waste energy and increase your utility bill. These older thermostats also respond slowly to a change in temperature setting when compared to a programmable thermostat.
A major benefit of a programmable thermostat is that you can set it to run very minimally at times when nobody will be there then to turn on just before you're expected home. This will allow your HVAC unit to not work unnecessarily hard or run continuously throughout the day which will in turn save you money on your utility bill.
The air conditioning system is a major component of energy use for many homes and businesses. A programmable thermostat will not only help save you money, it will also help to minimize use of the earth's resources.
Installing The Right Thermostat For You
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