If you do not have a programmable or wireless thermostat in your home, you need to consider making this investment as soon as possible. Heating and cooling losses from your home become greater as the difference in outside temperatures increases with the seasons. A programmable or wireless thermostat provides an opportunity to reduce these loses that ultimately cost you money. This savings comes from the capability to schedule the times throughout the day you turn on the heating or air conditioning. This simple setting keeps your costs down due to the fact that the equipment doesn’t operate as much when you are asleep or not at home.
One of the most common misconceptions associated with these types of thermostats is that your heating or cooling system has to work harder than normal to bring a space back to the comfortable temperature you desire. In reality, the longer your house remains at the lower or higher temperature, the more energy you save. This is due to the fact that your home has lost less energy than it would have if temperatures were kept to your preferred degree of comfort.
A programmable thermostat is a thermostat that is designed to adjust the temperature according to a series of programmed settings that are set in an effort to provide efficient and cost-effective heating or cooling to your home. Programmable thermostats have the capability to store multiple daily settings that you are able to manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program settings.
A wireless thermostat, also referred to as a WiFi thermostat, works in conjunction with your heating and cooling system that is convenient, easy to use and can save you time energy and money. While a standard thermostat acts as a control panel for your home’s heating and air conditioning system, a wireless thermostat can be adjusted electronically. You can schedule temperatures that correspond with your daily life activities including when you are sleeping, waking up, away at work, on vacation or even when you are home longer on the weekends. Simply select your own cooling and heating preferences based on your energy savings goals.