Home furnaces and air conditioning systems enable us to live much more comfortably during the warmest and coolest times of the year. However, many homeowners are hesitant to use their HVAC systems even when they are freezing cold or burning up because they fear they might leave them running, wasting energy and driving up their monthly utility bills. If you are looking for a cost-effective solution to this dilemma, here are a few reasons why you should install a programmable thermostat in your home.
Even homeowners that are conservative about their HVAC system use and energy consumption in general can decrease their energy consumption with the assistance of a programmable thermostat. With different modes for the weekend and for the weekday, a few minutes of programming is all it takes to ensure that your HVAC system is never working harder than it needs to be when you and your family are out of the house.
A major selling point for programmable thermostats is that they create energy savings for consumers without compromising at-home comfort. Having the ability to set your thermostat to kick in fifteen or thirty minutes before you return home from work enables you to save energy while you are out of the house but arrive to a home that has just been heated or cooled to your desired temperature.
Another nice aspect of the programmable thermostat is that the energy savings and comfort advantage described above do not require much attention on behalf of the homeowner. You never have to remember to set or change your thermostat, and you only have to check it when you feel there may be a problem with your air conditioner or furnace.
Are you a Maryland resident who is looking to install a programmable thermostat as just one part of a broader home energy efficiency overhaul? If so, you should have a trained and certified contractor from Blue Dot Services of Maryland conduct a thorough home energy audit. After making some recommended changes to your HVAC system, your monthly air conditioning and heating costs may drop by as much as 50%. At the same time, your comfort may actually increase! To speak with one of our mid-Atlantic service professionals, call (410) 698-6465!