Generally, a thermostat is a device that is installed to regulate the operation of mechanical or electronic heating and cooling systems with regards to the set temperature results. Programmable thermostats integrate new and innovative functionalities to adjust temperature settings automatically, and maintain the required room conditions at different times of the day or night or week. In other words, a programmable thermostat is thermostat that you can program with an innovative digital design.
Some programmable thermostats even come in wireless formats, which enhance easier and more flexible installation and temperature control while maintaining similar functionalities as conventionally wired thermostats. Programmable thermostats differ from the older mechanical thermostats, most of which don’t have programmability and advanced temperature control functionalities.
Installing a programmable thermostat is beneficial in a number of ways. First off, they are a lot more accurate than their analog or mechanical counterparts. Mechanical thermostats (manual turn dial) can be slightly off from what you think they’re set at which can in turn waste energy and increase your utility bill. Also, turn dial thermostats respond slowly to temperature changes, compared to programmable thermostats.
What’s great about a programmable thermostat is that you can program it for times that no one will be home (work/school), for sleeping and when your family is away on vacation. When everyone’s away, this will allow your HVAC unit to not work as hard or come on as often to cool or heat your home, thus saving you money. You can set your unit to then come on a bit before you get home from work or vacation, ensuring that you have a comfortable return.
Heating and cooling is a major component of energy use in many homes and businesses. Installing a programmable thermostat will save you money as well as the earth’s resources.
Basset Heating & Air Conditioning is a leading expert in heating and cooling, as well as air quality, and HVAC accessories and comfort products. We can answer all of your questions and make sure you get the right thermostat for you and your family’s needs.