Aug 31 2015

programmable thermostatLiving in Maryland can be very expensive, but there are still ways you can reduce some of your expenditure. Starting with your home, there are often small changes you can make that can lead to meaningful savings. Summers around Annapolis can mean heavy reliance on your air conditioner which can lead to increased energy bills. A programmable thermostat can go a long way toward more efficient use of your HVAC system, and help you save money.

How Programmable Thermostats Work

A programmable thermostat allows you to set the thermostat based on your preferences and activities. For maximum efficiency, it is recommended that different settings are used when you are asleep, when you wake up, and when you are away from home. You can program the system to turn on at a particular time prior to returning home, so that the temperature will be comfortable when you arrive. Some thermostats allow you to set different patterns for different days of the week, or for changing schedules.

Some thermostats are more than just programmable — they are smart, too. This means they learn your habits and preferences and adjust themselves accordingly. WiFi-enabled thermostats can also be programmed remotely. Smart thermostats have many features that mean greater convenience and flexibility and therefore, greater comfort.

Programming Your Thermostat to Save Money

Having a smart thermostat does not automatically equate to savings. It must be programmed correctly, and any problems such as air leaks in your home or system must be fixed. As your routine changes, adjust the program so your system does not run at times or at temperatures that result in waste. If the weather is comfortable you might not need to operate the system at all.

Are you ready to see how a programmable thermostat can help you to save on your monthly bills? Contact the experts at Coastal Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc. at 410-919-0110 to find out how to properly operate your programmable thermostat, and get the most out of your heating and air conditioning system. We are available weekdays from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, as well after hours for emergency repairs.

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