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Here’s Why You Should Switch to a Programmable Thermostat

There’s a simple upgrade to your home’s HVAC system that can reap significant savings on your cooling and heating costs. Relatively inexpensive and simple to install, a new programmable thermostat can dramatically increase energy efficiency in your Yuma area home. They do this by ensuring that your cooling or heating system is only running at your home comfort level when your home is occupied or family members are awake. The system will run at energy-saving temperatures at other times.

Here's Why You Should Switch to a Programmable ThermostatAdvantages of Programmable Thermostats

  • Multiple settings – Depending on the type of programmable thermostat, settings can be programmed for weekdays with a separate setting for the two weekend days; for weekdays with a different setting allowed for each weekend day; or to allow a different setting every day of the week.
  • Energy efficiency – A programmable thermostat will improve energy efficiency by minimizing the amount of time the HVAC is running when family members are asleep or away from home. This is especially useful for a household that has varied work hours daily, travel for work reasons, or during a family vacation.
  • Multi-zone thermostats – One of the latest developments for programmable thermostats is their use in conjunction with zoned cooling and heating systems. A sensor can read the temperature in a single room and notify the thermostat to change the level without affecting other areas of your home that may not need the same level of comfort.

Features Also Available

  • Maintenance reminders – Some programmable thermostats, for example, are now capable of sensing when it’s time to replace the air filter in your HVAC system.
  • Remote control – Computers, tablets and smart-phones can be linked to some modern thermostats for  control of your heating and cooling system from a distance. You can even use this feature to adjust the setting before getting out of bed.
  • Easy to read and more accurate – The digital readout provides accurate settings and easy-to-read numbers.

Please contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company with any concerns regarding programmable thermostats. We have been proudly serving the Yuma 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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