Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings 02/05/2015Using a programmable thermostat gives you a lot of convenience when it comes to comfort. Not only do they allow for a variety of programs to be set centered around your needs, they also make it easy to take advantage of a variety of savings if used appropriately. Of course the weather in Great Falls can be unpredictable and the temperature swings can seem ridiculous, but there are steps you can take to ensure you experience complete comfort while also saving money year after year. Enjoying the benefits of your programmable thermostat isn’t hard, and one of the easiest ways to make best use of those benefits is by understanding the schedule of your home. Every schedule is its own, but taking the time to recognize your needs will allow you to program your thermostat precisely and only be heating and cooling your home when you need to. Sure, you can take the approach of toying with it when you leave or get home every day, but why waste your time when you could have it programmed to meet your comfort needs every day? It is a programmable thermostat after all, so why not use it to increase your comfort and energy savings? Programming your thermostat for big chunks of time allows it to run more efficiently, saving you money and ensuring your comfort level is right where you want it. Programming a schedule for your programmable thermostat will give you greater efficiency and more consistent temperatures, especially when you limit temperature changes to 10 degree differences or less. Sustaining a consistent temperature will also help you combat the urge to constantly walk over to your thermostat and use your “hold” button or make drastic adjustments. In addition to the basic operation of your programmable thermostat, many contain a range of features that may help you reduce your energy consumption and can potentially lessen your energy costs. Programmable thermostats usually offer pre-programmed settings, including specific options for work and vacation. Using these regularly help keep your system from running when you’re away from Great Falls for long periods when the temperature of your home isn’t important. Some programmable thermostats include an option to lock the thermostat, so when kids come home after school before you’re home, you can rest assured that there isn’t any tinkering with the temperature settings. Something else to think about is that making large temperature adjustments does not help your home heat up or cool down any speedier. Setting your programmable thermostat for any other temperature than the one you’d like to achieve only leaves you open to forgetting about it and making it too warm, too cold or wasting energy. Programmable thermostats are an amazing addition, and when used appropriately, they can ensure maximum comfort is achieved and might potentially save you money as well. There are a number of programmable thermostats available, so give Falls Mechanical Services LLC in Great Falls a call at 406-761-7283 if you have any questions as to which programmable thermostat would best suit your needs.