What is a programmable thermostat?
A programmable thermostat is an important element of keeping the temperature of your house regulated. It is effectively the control panel of the heating system in your home. There are many different types of programmable thermostat design which range from small and simple to very elaborate in appearance.
However every single programmable thermostat serves the same underlying purpose – to manage the heating system in the individual property. By programming in when you want the central heating to come on you can ensure your house or commercial property is the optimum temperature at all times. Of course you can override the programmed settings if you need a quick blast of heat or want to stop the heating to save on fuel bills, but a programmed thermostat is a very convenient way of managing the temperature of your home.
As the temperature drops in the winter months the need for a programmable thermostat is heightened. No-one likes coming home to a freezing cold or sweltering property so you can make yours switch on automatically before you get in to heat up your home for a few minutes before you arrive.
Programmable & Non-Programmable Thermostats in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro
Your thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system. When your thermostat isn’t functioning properly, the integrity of the entire system is compromised. Of course, even if your thermostat is working as intended, you could still be selling your system short by failing to utilize today’s more advanced features. Our Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro HVAC specialists can help! If your house sits empty for extended periods of the day, you could save yourself a bundle by simply investing in a programmable thermostat that you can control from other devices. If you want a basic no-fuss system, you may want a less expensive non-programmable thermostat.
Programmable thermostats are known for providing homeowners savings on cooling and heating bills. This is capable through programming your thermostat to change the temperature when you aren’t at home. Some thermostats, such as the Nest, learn your schedule and are able to program themselves, maximizing the efficiency of your A/C and heating system. Having the capability of connecting to your home’s Wi-Fi allows you to access programmable thermostats from your phone, tablet, or computer.
Here are some products we like..
Honeywell’s Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat has a bright, beautiful screen, is incredibly flexible and programmable, and sets up easily. With a few simple questions, this Honeywell will have a seven day schedule programmed for you (that you can tweak at any time) down to the hour, and keeps you abreast of any changes in indoor climate thanks to its bright, easy-to-read color LCD. You can customize that LCD to suit your tastes, too, and it’ll show you indoor temperature, relative humidity, outdoor temperature and humidity, and more. You can control the thermostat via mobile app, and the thermostat does learn some things about your activities over time. The thermostat will notify you of extreme temperature changes, and even lets you know when you should change the air filter in your furnace for optimal efficiency.
The technicians at Boer Brothers Heating and Cooling keep programmable and wi-fi enable thermostats on their trucks and with a little heads up can install one during a routine maintenance or a service call. Give us a call at 919-929-9886 to learn more.