A programmable thermostat gives you the freedom and flexibility to adjust the temperature in your home to fit your lifestyle. That’s why many homeowners here in Lake Charles are making the switch to programmable or “smart” thermostats. In this blog, we’ll review some of the benefits of upgrading, and why you should call Ace to have one of our certified technicians install your new thermostat.
4 reasons to switch to a programmable thermostat
#1. It works with your routine
With the ability to program your thermostat, you have the option of setting a schedule that coincides with the hours you’ll actually spend in the house. If you work weekdays from 9-5, there’s no reason to have your air conditioner blasting for eight hours attempting to keep your home cool at 74 degrees.
If you tend to get chilly in the evenings, you might also program your nighttime setting to adjust the temperature on the warmer side, so you’ll be comfortable while you sleep.
Even without considering your personal needs, you can set the temperature to adjust based on normal fluctuations throughout the day. Choose a lower temperature for the midday hours when it’s typically the warmest.
No matter what your schedule, a programmable thermostat will adjust to your personal needs. Set your preferences once, and you won’t have to touch it again unless you want to make a change.
#2. It reduces energy costs
When you no longer have to run your system at odd times, you immediately reduce the amount of energy you’re using to heat or cool your home. At Ace Air Conditioning, we install programmable thermostats that work with a wide variety of air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces.
Advanced technology also lets you access your home’s temperature settings from a mobile device while you’re away. Let’s say that you have a housesitter coming over for a few days during your winter vacation. From your smartphone on the ski slopes, you can adjust the thermostat to heat up your home for them when they arrive.
#3. It prolongs your HVAC’s life
Here’s something you probably already know: using your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioner less will reduce its wear-and-tear over time. A programmable thermostat helps reduce the overall use of your HVAC systems by turning them off when you’re not home and only when you need them.
Many programmable thermostats also come with neat options that alert you to problems in your system that you need to take care of, such as swapping out your air filter—a major impact on your energy-efficiency.
#4. The transition is easy
Contact Ace Air today and we’ll help you plan your new thermostat installation. Our factory-trained, experienced technicians can install your new thermostat, configure settings, and confirm that everything is working properly with your air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace.