Are you doing all you can to use your air conditioner and furnace efficiently? One tool that many homeowners forget to use is the thermostat. If you're still using the old manual style thermostat, upgrading to a new one could help your home run more efficiently.
Digital Thermostats Make Temperature Control Automatic
A thermostat is not going to magically make your air conditioner more efficient, but what the right thermostat can do is make your energy efficient actions automatic. Digital thermostats are programmable. This means you can set a schedule that works around your family's schedule, and then simply forget about adjusting the thermostat. By adjusting the temperature so that it's warmer or cooler when you are at work and when you are sleeping at night, you can reduce energy usage significantly.
Of course, with a manual thermostat you can adjust this manually, but this creates two problems. First, it takes time for the temperature to get to your comfort level when you return home after adjusting it. Second, it's quite easy to overlook this step on your way out the door in the mornings.
Smart Thermostats Make Saving Even Easier
The smart thermostat takes the idea of the programmable thermostat and adds a mobile component. With a smart thermostat, you can access your system remotely. Leaving work three hours early? No problem! Turn the heat up before you hit the road! Some of these smart thermostats can even track energy use, alerting you to problems with your HVAC system when they occur so you can take measures to improve them.
Upgrade Your Thermostat Today!
Are you ready to embrace the benefits of a programmable thermostat or even a smart thermostat? Contact Helms Heating & Air today to discuss your needs and schedule an installation appointment for your new thermostat.