Knowing about Programmable Thermostats

Having a programmable thermostat for your home can be beneficial. Not only can the thermostat help your home to be warm and comfortable, but it can also reduce the amount of money you spend on monthly heating bills.

Based on the schedule of you and your family, there is a type of thermostat that is right for you. If you are unsure of which one to purchase, or have any questions, make sure to contact us so we can advise you on the one that is best for your home. The programmable thermostat scheduling type can determine how many different schedules you can make during the week.

7-day model
This type of programmable thermostat gives you ultimate control over how to customize your temperature schedules. It allows you set a different temperature schedule for each day of the week, Monday through Sunday, which is perfect for those with irregular schedules.

5-1-1 model
Allows for 3 temperature schedules. This includes Monday through Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This is ideal for those who have a consistent work week, but their weekends are different each day.

5-2 model
Allows for 2 temperature schedules that includes Monday through Friday, and then Saturday through Sunday.

You can also have some features that make the programmable thermostat easy to use and will improve your system’s energy efficiency.

Auto switch
Lets the thermostat automatically switch from heating to cooling and vice versa.

Touch screen
It’s just like the touch screen on smartphones. They usually have big readable numbers and are backlit, making it easy to use at night.

Voice instructions and alerts
Talks you through the whole programming process and tells you when something is wrong.

Dirty air filter alert
A dirty air filter can raise energy bills and cause damage to your heating/cooling system. This feature will tell you when it’s time to change the air filter.

Full memory save
After a power outage, this feature keeps your programmable thermostat settings saved so you don’t have to put them in again.

Allows you to adjust the thermostat from any web enabled device.