What Are Programmable Thermostats?

What Are Programmable Thermostats?

Programmable thermostats allow homeowners to customize their heating and cooling systems. They work differently than analog units that many people are familiar with. Consult the following overview to learn more about why you should switch to these modern devices.

How Do Programmable Thermostats Work?

While all thermostats control a home’s HVAC system and indoor temperatures, smart options allow homeowners to apply settings based on a predetermined schedule. Unlike older models you must manually change, they function based on presets.

thermostatProgrammable thermostats can be digital, electromechanical (EM), or both. Digital models feature LED or LCD screens and buttons. They are highly flexible, contain override options, and automatically adjust for daylight savings. Electromechanical units include moveable tabs and levers, which are easy to operate, but only store settings for one day.

What Are Their Benefits?

Since programmable thermostats operate on schedules, they allow you to enjoy consistent temperatures throughout the house all year long. Temperatures will remain constant until you change them.

Consistency can translate into savings on monthly energy bills. For example, you can save up to 10% a year by programming the heating system to run 7 to 10 degrees cooler for 8 hours a day in the winter. With programmable thermostats, you can set warmer temperatures for when you’re present, then allow the system to cool down the home when you leave for work so you don’t waste money on excessive climate control when you’re out of the house.

Take control of your home’s energy consumption by having programmable thermostats installed by Dilling Heating & Cooling. This HVAC contractor has served clients throughout Gaston County, NC, since 1955. They offer comprehensive heating and cooling services and maintenance plans to help you save energy while staying comfortable at home. Schedule an appointment by calling (704) 739-3446, or visit their website for more information about thermostat installation.