The cold Midwestern winter is just around the corner. We all know that the temperatures will drop, the wind will blow, and snow will fall. Don’t wait to consider your home comfort needs. Have you ever thought about upgrading to a programmable thermostat? This small addition to your home’s HVAC system can make a world of difference when heating your home this winter.
The benefits are numerous and include:
- Saving energy. Did you know that if you turn your thermostat down by one degree overnight you may use roughly 1 percent less energy during that time? Programmable thermostats boost these energy savings by adjusting your home’s temperature according to your pre-set daily and weekly schedules. Once you program the thermostat, the work is done.
- Adjusting to fit your family’s needs. Because the programmable thermostat is customizable, you can set it to the specific temperatures that best fit your family’s needs. Many homeowners drop the temperature significantly overnight and then set it so the furnace turns on a half hour before they wake up. This is a great way to save energy overnight while properly warming the house before a cold Indiana morning. You can do the same thing before your expected return from work.
- Reducing utility bills. Investing in a programmable thermostat is an excellent way to save energy in your home. These energy savings also translate to lower utility bills, if the homeowners sticks to the programmed settings. Typically, half of home energy costs go directly to heating and cooling the home. Becoming more strategic about your home’s temperatures will have a significant impact on these monthly costs.
To learn more about how a programmable thermostat can be an excellent addition to your Indianapolis area home, please contact our professionals at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing. We are ready to help with all of your home HVAC needs today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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