Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings 02/05/2015 A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort easy, and it also can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so you can minimize how much you’re paying to heat your home when you’re not around. With the unpredictable weather in La Puente, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature exactly where you want it, when you want it there. The best way to maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s daily activities. By doing this, you can plan the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when you and your family are gone, but you can avoid having anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold. You could take time to adjust your thermostat before work and again when you come home, but why make more work for yourself when the programmable thermostat was designed to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? All you have to do is 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. Doing this will save you money and keep you comfortable in your home. Many people don’t realize that 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 simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills. Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are not home. Using these settings automatically lowers your temperature setting whether you’re away from La Puente on vacation or only away from home for the day. Some programmable thermostats have the option to lock the thermostat to inhibit kids from accidentally (or purposely) moving the temperature and potentially altering 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 rapidly. 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 a little 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 Temp Air System Inc in La Puente at 626-587-4559 or set up an appointment online.