Programmable thermostats have been around for decades, but not every home HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system currently has one in place. This is because it is not always necessary to upgrade the thermostat when you replace the AC or heating system, since all thermostats work in a similar manner. When the temperature surpasses the setting on the thermostat, it sends a signal to the HVAC system to begin its cycle.
While a programmable thermostat includes this same basic function, the additional options make it well worth an upgrade, even if you are not replacing any other HVAC equipment. Take a look at some of the benefits of switching up to a programmable model.
- Greater Control: Your new programmable thermostat will give you greater control over your AC and heating systems, so you don’t have to readjust the thermostat so frequently. If you want to make sure the system shuts off every day before you go to work, you can put it on a regular weekly schedule to do so. If you want the AC to turn on 20 minutes before you plan to arrive home from a trip, you can do that as well.
- Lower Bills: In our opinion, this is the most important reason to spring for an upgrade. A programmable thermostat can save you a lot of money, since you can program it to automatically readjust while you are away. You can raise the temperature at peak hours and take better control over your energy usage. By raising the temperature 10 degrees for 8 hours a day with your programmable settings, you can save up to 15% on your bills.
- Less Worry: This also means you won’t have to worry so much about leaving your air conditioner on when you leave the house, especially if you upgrade to a wireless thermostat. There are many brands of wireless thermostats available today that work through your Wi-Fi connection and allow you to operate the thermostat from a remote location.
Air Classic can upgrade your thermostat and provide any additional air conditioning services you may need throughout the Hollywood area. Contact us for all your air conditioning and heating needs!