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Programmable Thermostats: Some New Features You’ll Love

Want to get a real handle on your home’s energy usage? If you haven’t already heard, programmable thermostats were designed with great home climate control in mind. And with new, more advanced models that feature “smart” technology, you can reign in some of the energy costs associated with your Yuma area home.

Programmable Thermostats: Some New Features You'll LoveUsing programmable thermostats to lower energy usage

If used wisely, a programmable thermostat can significantly reduce your energy usage. All of us have had those moments when we forget to turn back or switch off our heating or cooling equipment before we leave home, which means the unit is running all day long in an empty house. And if you are running your system full blast while you sleep, you’re likely wasting a lot of energy that way, too. With a programmable thermostat, however, you can assign your equipment to switch on and off at predetermined times to fit your daily and weekly schedule.

New features make programmable thermostats even better

New “smart” versions for these thermostats add a number of features that can greatly increase your energy savings each month. Here are four of these new benefits:

  • Remote programming – Now you don’t even need to be home in order to program your thermostat. With Internet access, you can change your home’s settings remotely. This is perfect for those times when you’re stuck at the office for an extra hour.
  • Phone access – Many smart programmable thermostats have their own smartphone application. This is great when you’re sitting in gridlocked traffic and worried that your system is going to waste energy before you can get home.
  • Data tracking – With the use of an easy-to-read-chart, you can see how your energy usage compares from one day to the next.
  • Learning capability – Shortly after you begin using the device, some of the more advanced programmable thermostats will “learn” your scheduling habits and adapt accordingly.

For more expert advice about programmable thermostats, please contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We have been serving the HVAC needs of Yuma and the surrounding area since 1952.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about programmable thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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