Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings 02/05/2015 A programmable thermostat makes managing your home comfort easy, while helping you save some money. This thermostat can be programmed around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re away. With the ever-changing weather in Springfield, a programmable thermostat can keep your home’s temperature exactly where you want it, when you want it there. The best way to get the most benefits from your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s daily activities. Once you do this, you can determine the most efficient way to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when your home is empty, but you can avoid anyone coming home to a house that’s too hot or too cold. You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why needlessly do all this work when the programmable thermostat was created to make your life easier and your home more comfortable? You just need to set it and forget it… and saving on energy makes it even better. You can help your system operate more efficiently by programming your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. This will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. It takes your system less energy to keep your home at a relatively constant temperature than it does to turn it on when you get home and try to heat a cold house. A programmable thermostat operates with the same basic functions as a traditional thermostat, but also offers a variety of preprogrammed settings to trim down your energy consumption and, therefore, potentially decrease your energy bills. Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are away. Using these settings automatically adjusts your temperature setting whether you’re away from Springfield on vacation or simply away from home for the day. Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to keep kids from accidentally (or purposely) changing the temperature and potentially altering your bill. You should also know that setting the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up faster. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And it’s not uncommon to forget to turn it back down, making the house uncomfortably warm and wasting energy. When you want to ensure your home is always comfortable and would like to save some money, a programmable thermostat is a great option. To find out more about the many programmable thermostats available and which one might suit your home the best, call Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield at 217-210-2662 or set up an appointment online.