Are you wasting your money by heating and cooling a home or business when it is not occupied? If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, the likely answer to the question is yes. When you heat and cool your home or business at a constant temperature no matter the time of day or whether the space is occupied, you are paying higher energy bills and heating or cooling an empty space. Mr. Central is able to correctly install a programmable thermostat in your home or business to help you save money.
What Is A Programmable Thermostat?
A programmable thermostat is a device that replaces your manual thermostat, typically located in a central area of your home. The thermostat is how you tell your air conditioning or heating system what temperature to keep your home or business. The difference between a manual and programmable thermostat is that you can program your thermostat to change the temperature setting depending on the day of the week and time. After the settings are made, your thermostat will automatically kick in or shut off at a specified time.
What Kind of Savings Can I Expect to See?
It is suggested that if you set your air temperature 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the winter and warmer in the summer for a period of at least 8 hours you will see a savings on your energy bill of about 5-to-15% per year. This means that in the summer time during the daytime hours when no one is home and at night you should set your temperature to between 80 and 85 degrees. The warmer your home is the less heat that enters your home. In reverse, during the winter, the cooler your home is the less heat that is escaping. This means that when your air temperature is higher or lower when your home is unoccupied, the less energy your air conditioner system will use to return the home to a comfortable temperature upon your return.
Why Should Mr. Central Install My Programmable Thermostat?
Installing a programmable thermostat may seem like a good DIY weekend project. However, to ensure that your thermostat is working at top performance there are a few things that you may not consider. Mr. Central Air Conditioning Services technicians will make sure that your thermostat is located in the ideal location to limit “ghost reading” we will also make sure it is installed properly and will help you set your thermostat to the correct temperature and time settings.
Call Mr. Central Air conditioning Services today for your new programmable thermostat.