As your HVAC system’s brain, your thermostat tells your system when to manage your home’s temperature. Thanks to modern technology, new, highly innovative thermostat models are available. Let’s explore how a programmable thermostat can benefit your Indianapolis home.
A programmable thermostat allows you to set heating and cooling run times according to your schedule without having to make constant manual adjustments. You can preset a programmable thermostat to let the indoor temperature rise by a few degrees in the summer or drop in the winter during workdays when nobody’s home. As a result, your HVAC system will run less often. Less heating and cooling activity when there’s no one home will result in lower energy use — and lower costs.
You can set the thermostat to bring your house back to a comfortable temperature about 30 minutes before you return. That will give your indoor air enough time to cool down or warm up so that you come back to a comfortable house.
Zoning systems let you divide your house into multiple zones, areas, or rooms with common heating and cooling needs. Programmable thermostats can control the temperature of different zones in your home effectively and independently.
You can use different temperatures for each zone to achieve customized heating and cooling levels. In zones that are not used frequently, you can automate their thermostat(s) to decrease the amount of heating or cooling delivered to them, leading to more energy savings.
Some modern programmable thermostats have remote, web-based capabilities. They let you adjust the temperature using your smartphone from anywhere.
A programmable thermostat lets you maximize your comfort and savings effortlessly. Not all thermostats are compatible with your HVAC system, so it’s advisable to consult a professional before buying and installing a programmable thermostat. If you need more information on thermostats, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We’ve served the heating and cooling needs of homeowners in the Indianapolis area for more than 50 years.