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Tips for Shopping for a Programmable Thermostat

Last updated 5 years ago

Heating and air conditioning companies can help homeowners greatly improve their energy efficiency by installing quality programmable thermostats. There are a few factors to keep in mind when choosing a new programmable thermostat for your home. The right characteristics and options will enable you to have further control over your indoor climate. By harnessing the maximum energy efficiency possible during key times of the day, you can enjoy greater levels of comfort while you’re at home, and the right thermostat can make this possible.

Go with Energy Star

There are a wide variety of programmable thermostats available, so choosing the right one can be a bit confusing. Before you narrow down your choices, always look for the Energy Star label. Programmable thermostats with this label have specific characteristics that help make them the most cost-effective choices for homeowners. For example, Energy Star-qualified thermostats have four stages during a 24-hour period that can be programmed with different temperatures.

Two of these stages, the day and sleep periods, are the most important when it comes to energy savings. During the times you are not at home or sleeping, you can save the most energy by setting your thermostat at 68 degrees. The energy saved during this period allows you to enjoy more comfortable temperatures when you are getting ready for your day or enjoying your evening at home.

Seek Ease-of-Use

Advanced programmable thermostats are now using technology like touchscreens and colorful, multifunction displays to provide homeowners with information about their indoor climate. Ask your air conditioning and heating contractor to go over the different features available on each model to help you find the unit that suits you best. And be sure to have the contractor show you how to operate your new programmable thermostat to ensure that you know how to use it for maximum energy savings and comfort.

Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. is an experienced HVAC contractor serving Southern California, including Simi Valley, Westlake Village, and Thousand Oaks. We can help you find the perfect programmable thermostat with the help of our professional NATE-certified technicians and 30 years of experience. Visit our website or call (805) 273-4320 today to make an appointment

 

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