The Houston area experiences a wide range of temperatures throughout the year, from cold winter weather to scorching summers. That means a lot of energy spent on keeping houses habitable whether there is a cold wind blowing or it’s hot enough to cook an egg on the hood of your car. And while savvy homeowners frequently look to better, more efficient HVAC appliances to cut energy costs, there’s another, low-cost option that might not occur to them: upgrading a thermostat in the home to a programmable thermostat.
Upgrading a Thermostat
The principle behind upgrading a thermostat is simple. Most households spend extra money to keep the house comfortable when no one’s enjoying that comfort: when the household is out at work or school, for example, or at night when everyone is asleep and temperature regulation has more to do with the right sheets and blankets than the furnace or air conditioner. Turning the thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees is a proven energy saver, but for a household with a typical schedule, that’s four adjustments a day: once when you wake up, once when you leave, once when you return, and once when you go to bed.
Automatic Changes with a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat takes care of the temperature adjustments for you. And while it might seem like a small luxury, the results can be huge: when keeping to a schedule isn’t a hassle, the schedule is more likely to be kept. And unlike people, a programmable thermostat can’t forget an adjustment in a rush to get out the door.
Programmable thermostats come in a wide range of models, many with advanced features such as the ability to store a different schedule for every day of the week, wireless/remote activation, and even automatic detection if you happen to go on vacation and forget to change the schedule.
If you’re interested in upgrading a thermostat in your Houston-area home, contact us today at (888) 710-5530 in Greater Houston or (888) 929-0049 for Brazoria County to learn more!