3 Ways to Save Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

You can save energy and lower your utility bills with a programmable thermostat. Set it to warm or cool your your North Port, Florida, home when you normally leave for work or go to sleep. Then, it can return your home to a comfortable temperature half an hour before you wake up or return home. To save as much energy as possible with a programmable thermostat, set it correctly, use zoning and pay attention to maintenance reminders.

Set Your Programmable Thermostat Correctly

If you have a programmable thermostat installed but don’t program it, you won’t save any energy. If you have trouble programming your thermostat, ask an HVAC professional for help.

Some models have convenient remotes or touchscreens, and you can control others from anywhere with your computer or smartphone. You can also choose a smart thermostat that will learn your routine over time. That way, you won’t have to program anything. Just make sure you avoid changing the temperature at the last minute. When you feel too hot or cold, use a fan or a blanket instead.

Take Advantage of Zoning

With more than one HVAC system or a series of dampers in your ductwork, you’ll only have to heat or cool the areas that need it. Zoning systems have a separate thermostat for each zone, and you can control them all with the right programmable thermostat. This keeps you from having to spend time changing the temperature of every zone.

Pay Attention to Maintenance Reminders

Many programmable thermostats can remind you when you need to change your air filter or have your HVAC system checked by a professional. Some models also monitor your home’s humidity and indoor air quality, and they even let you know when your utility company charges more for electricity or gas.

All American Heating and Cooling has more than 30 years of HVAC experience, and we can help you choose, install and maintain the best programmable thermostat for your home. Call us anytime at (941) 451-5228 for great service.

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