With energy prices continuing to go up, Coachella Valley homeowners are looking to improve their home’s energy efficiency. One suggestion to lower energy bills is with a programmable thermostat installation. To find out more, contact one of our technicians for a no-obligation consultation.
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How a Programmable Thermostat Can Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Programmable thermostats give you more precise control over the temperature in your home, but that’s not all. Here are the ways you can benefit from installing one of these devices.
With a programmable thermostat, you can program them to heat or cool specific areas in your home at specified times. This means you don’t have to get up and readjust it constantly; just program it beforehand when you want it to turn on and off or adjust the temperature.
Zoned Temperature Control
Another energy-saving feature a programmable thermostat provides is that it allows you to set the thermostat beforehand to adjust the temperature based on your home’s occupancy patterns.
By doing this you don’t waste money heating or cooling an empty room. Also, reducing the amount of time your HVAC system runs reduces the wear and tear on the system making it last longer.
Plus, when you do have to replace your HVAC, it will benefit from being paired with a programmable thermostat right off the bat.
Lower Energy Bills
Everyone wants to save money by lowering their energy bills, and a programmable thermostat lets users turn the system off when no one will be home. Through careful programming, you can cut down on your energy spending.
Programmable Vs. Wifi Thermostats: Which One is Right For You?
With all of the advancements in technology recently and the dawning of the ‘smart home,’ many homeowners are intrigued by the idea of having total control over their home’s functions via wifi or smart devices. However, there are so many choices out there that it’s a challenge to figure out which system is best for you. So, let’s interact with the system physically.
A smart, or WiFi-enabled, thermostat lets you change the temperature of your home via an app on your phone so long as you’re connected to the internet. WiFi thermostats are a better option for people who are more tech-savvy or who want more control over the temperature of their home.
So, do you really need these devices?
If you want to gain greater control over the temperature in your home, then yes, you should opt for swapping out your old thermostat with something more modern and with more features.
Some HVAC experts recommend smart thermostats because you may waste time and energy fiddling with the system trying to dial in the perfect temperature, whereas a WiFi thermostat tends to let you program the system and forget it. When you adjust the temperature multiple times throughout the day, you’re causing more wear and tear on your HVAC system and that costs you more money. It’s better to put your thermostat on a schedule and only change it if your schedule changes.
If you’d like to talk to a pro, call KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning and we’ll walk you through the ins and outs of each system to determine which one is best for your needs.
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Our Coachella Valley HVAC Services
At KC’s 23 ½ Hour Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we offer a comprehensive list of heating and cooling services, so you only have to deal with one company when facing a problem. Beyond repairs and installations, we provide options for increasing your home’s energy efficiency and only install heating and cooling systems that operate at over 95% efficiency, which means that 95% of the fuel you pay for is converted to heat and cool your home.
We also offer maintenance plans to prevent catastrophic breakdowns and ensure your system operates at its optimal level.