Are your home’s heating and cooling systems still being controlled by an outdated manual thermostat? If you’re still dialing your way to comfortable temperatures, you are truly missing out on maximizing your energy efficiency and minimizing your heating and cooling costs!
Wilson sells and installs quality programmable thermostats that make keeping your home comfortable easy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, using your programmable thermostat correctly can cut your heating and cooling energy costs by as much as 10% a year! When you consider that heating and cooling accounts for approximately half of your home’s energy consumption and costs, you can see what a great investment a programmable thermostat can be!
Even if you already have a programmable thermostat, you may not be using it properly to optimize energy efficiency. For your everyday settings, the Department of Energy offers these guidelines:
And don’t make the all-too-frequent mistake of setting your programmable thermostat to crank up the heat or air conditioning when you get home under the misguided belief that doing so will get your home comfortable faster. It won’t, and you’ll just waste energy, defeating the purpose of your programmable thermostat.
Instead, program your thermostat to slowly adjust to your desired temperature 30 to 60 minutes before you plan to get home. That way, your heating or cooling system can efficiently get your rooms to that temperature, so you come home to comfort.
Programmable thermostats also allow you to set multiple programs, such as one for weekdays, one for weekends and one for vacations.
If you’re familiar with programable thermostats, you may be considering choosing a smart thermostat installation for your home. These offer many extra benefits.
First, imagine being able to monitor and manage your heating and cooling system from anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection. That’s possible, thanks to the wireless smart thermostat installations we offer. This allows you to view and change temperature settings, check local weather conditions and more, all from your smartphone, PC or tablet.
Once you get your wireless remote smart thermostat installed, you register it online. This enables you to access it from any location. If you’re away from home, you can use your smartphone or tablet to adjust the temperature setting so your home is at the perfect temperature when you arrive.
Some models will do all of the work for you. You simply adjust temperatures to your comfort and over the next few days your thermostat will “remember” the temperatures you like and build a schedule based on your patterns.
Internet-enabled thermostats can also send you an email or text alert about a drastic temperature change—and possible equipment failure. Some models can let you know when it’s time to change filters or schedule system maintenance.
Contact us today and ask about our smart thermostat installation service.