There are lots of less than useful ways that people try to save money on air conditioning costs, but installing a programmable thermostat is one surefire DIY cure for your energy expense blues. Programmable thermostats allow you to directly influence the temperature in your home by creating a schedule of acceptable interior temperatures based on your daily routine. These computer-driven thermostats range from basic to extremely smart, but no matter their IQ, they all offer these advantages:
Smart thermostats are the newest in home climate control gadgetry, but some homeowners are still unclear what the benefits will be if they make the leap to these high-end programmable options. Smart thermostats like Nest’s Learning Thermostat or Honeywell’s Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat are making huge strides in energy savings by keeping track of how to keep your home comfortable.
After about a week’s worth of training, these units are prepared to handle your climate control needs. They can even track your energy usage and show you where you could save even more. When connected to a smartphone, smart thermostats can be controlled from anywhere in the world, and will communicate directly when maintenance is needed or errors occur. The newest generations of these thermostats can even tell when you’re home. And when you leave, they will switch into energy-saving mode until you return.
Programmable thermostats and smart thermostats are more examples of how the air conditioning industry is evolving — and Precision Air and Heating is evolving, too. Our NATE-certified technicians are trained in all the newest equipment. We’re more than happy to share our knowledge with you, whether you’re looking for a new thermostat or a new air conditioning unit.
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