If you have been searching for ways to heat and cool your home more cost-effectively, you are sure to have come across many comments about programmable thermostats. But few resources really dig into all of the potential benefits of these devices. Most focus only on saving a few dollars, and that is the end of the sales pitch. They might even throw out a number like saving 20% to grab your attention. But while saving money is important, there are other equally exciting reasons to check into programmable thermostats.
Programmable thermostats use the latest technology to help you heat and cool your home more cost-effectively. But because they are connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network for communication purposes, they can offer many other helpful bits of information. And one of the most valuable is a service needed alert.
This alert can be set to remind you when it is time to replace the air filters or when there is a significant decrease in the performance of the unit. In essence, these function-triggered alerts are a warning or cry for help in the early stages of an issue. And with fast action on your part, you can often avoid a much more costly repair. A call to the pros at Gordon AC & Plumbing will get the small issue corrected before it grows into something that could damage other components inside your HVAC system.
They Learn Your Routine
Basic programmable thermostats require you to enter a schedule for them to follow. These units are great for weekdays when you go to work and return home at a regular time. But you still have to take the time to create the schedule. However, newer units will actually learn your routine and create a personalized program to meet your needs. If you lower the thermostat at night when you are going to bed, the unit will learn when you are making the adjustment and then do it for you. This is just one less thing for you to worry about, but you still enjoy the savings thanks to the thermostat making adjustments for you.
Not every day goes according to your plans. And there could be days that you are home earlier or later than your regular schedule. These are the days when it is ideal to have remote access to your thermostat. So if you will be home early, you can turn the furnace on instead of coming home to a cold house. And if you are working late, you can benefit from a few more hours of savings with the furnace or air conditioner set to your away temperature.
Remote access is also a beneficial feature if you are traveling. Longer trips can be challenging to pre-program as you cannot always account for the weather. But with remote access to your thermostat, you can check the local weather and adjust the temperature in your home accordingly. This is a significant benefit in areas with considerable temperature fluctuation. Extremely hot weather can create excessive heat inside your home and result in cracked drywall, damaged window frames, and warped flooring. And extreme cold can damage the finishes in your home and water lines that could be susceptible to freezing.
To learn more about the options available for your home’s programmable thermostat, call (318) 202-9144. An HVAC professional from Gordon AC & Plumbing will visit your home and help you evaluate your needs and the choices that will work best for you. And as with all of our work, we provide a free, no-obligation price quote and a complete warranty on all of our work.