Saving Money With A Programmable Thermostat

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The thermostat is like a remote control for your HVAC system. This is where you set and adjust the temperature. You also use your thermostat to switch from heating to cooling. Recently, many homeowners and businesses have switched from manual thermostats to programmable thermostats. These allow you to accurately set the heating and cooling schedule for your home and save you money.

Saving Money

The cost of energy continues to rise. The best way to save money on your energy bills is to control your energy usage. A programmable thermostat is one of the best ways to make sure that you aren’t wasting money on heating or cooling your home when you aren’t there. You can program the temperature to adjust depending on your family’s schedule and routine. You can even program by zones to take into account natural heating and cooling from the sun if your HVAC features a zone system. Finally, a programmable thermostat ensures a consistent, accurate temperature without spending your time cranking things up or down. This combines to keep you consistently comfortable while reducing your energy costs. Of course, you will still need to perform proper maintenance on your HVAC system to maximize your savings.

 Options for Programming

 There is a range of options for programming your thermostat. Many will set the temperature based on their work and hobby schedules. In other words, they will adjust the temperature depending on whether or not they are at home. You can also program your thermostat to adjust the temperature based on the time of day. For example, many adjust their thermostat before going to bed to make sure their home is the right temperature for sleep. With a manual thermostat, that requires a nightly ritual of adjusting the temperature. This requires time and can be easily forgotten. A programmable option saves you the process of adjusting and makes sure that you don’t have to remember to do this every night. Of course, you can also set the thermostat to adjust based on the time of year so that your home is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Some of the newest models even give you the option of accessing your programmable thermostat via your tablet, smartphone, or other device.


Great Dane HVAC is proud to offer a variety of top-notch thermostats from Carrier. Most of these models are programmable thermostats. Many of these even include smart home and energy usage tracking features to save you even more money on your bills. Contact us today for more information.

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