The typical home thermostat is a dial-type device with a coil-based temperature sensor, a mercury switch, and a control lever for adjusting the temperature. By today's standards, they're inefficient on a number of levels, and lack all but the most basic controls. Programmable thermostats, on the other hand, are a proven way to optimize your comfort with modern convenience, all while saving you money. Have an Olathe HVAC service professional, such as Davenport Services, come install one in your home.
Here are FOUR key advantages to know about using a programmable thermostat in your home:
- There's a Thermostat for Every Household. Most models of programmable thermostats have pre-programmed settings that suit many heating and cooling scenarios. Some top-of-the-line models even allow you a different program for every day of the week, adjusting easily for night, day or weekend. Other bells and whistles such as backlit displays, voice-activated controls, and apps to connect your smart phone are available, too. There is a variety of options for every budget.
- You Can Program Your Comfort Level. You won't even have to think about turning down the heat at night before you go to bed. Imagine waking up from a good night's sleep to find the house already warm before you race to the shower. If you're heading out on vacation, program ahead of time to save you money. There is no sense cooling the house for your comfort while you're away on summer vacation. Get a thermostat with a connection to a smartphone app, and you can save money in real-time!
- A Programmable Thermostat Can Help You Be Carbon-Conscious. We're all trying to be environmentally conscious these days. Did you know that according to energystar.gov, the average household emits over 20,000 lbs. of greenhouse gases every year? (This is about twice what the average car emits!) A programmable thermostat means using energy only when you need it. Save the environment.
- You Can Save Money! In addition to helping save the environment, programmable thermostats can save you money, as they pay for themselves within a year or two. Based on Energy Star's estimate, the average household HVAC bill is almost $900 a year. Programmable thermostats save you upwards of $200 a year! An HVAC maintenance specialist in Olathe can also help you find other ways to save money on your HVAC bill.
As a general rule, every degree that you raise or lower your thermostat during the month will save you 2% on your bill. While you're considering the best options for your home, give some thought to your business, too!
Founded in 1980, Davenport Service Company has provided "Customer First" service in Johnson County, Kansas for over three decades. We provide 24/7 emergency service, preventive maintenance service, and seasonal tune-ups for commercial and residential heating and air conditioning systems. Call 913-441-2222 for hassle-free scheduling today!