Even though thermostats can help homeowners save money, few know how to program them. A programmable thermostat can help you get the most out of your heating and cooling system so you can reduce energy bills and stay comfortable year-round.

Continue reading to learn why you should install a wireless thermostat in your home. For more information, call your local heating and cooling contractor at A-1 Mechanical.

SAVE MONEY ON ENERGY BILLS

A smart thermostat can help reduce energy bills so you save money in the long run. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, homeowners could save about 10% on heating and cooling if they decreased their home’s normal temperature by 7 to 10 degrees for eight hours a day. While this may seem like a long period of time, you can easily achieve this by setting the change for when you’re sleeping or out of the house.

REMOTELY ACCESS THERMOSTAT

A remote thermostat can be programmed online or through a smartphone app. While this may sound complicated, a HVAC company can help you understand how to use the latest technology. Being able to change thermostat controls on the go, can help you save money and energy. For example, there’s no reason to have the furnace cranked up if the family’s away on vacation. Just make sure to set your Wi-Fi thermostat higher than 55 degrees to prevent frozen pipes.

PROGRAM THERMOSTAT TO THE HOUR

Did you know that you can get away with less heating and cooling for the hours you’re asleep or out of the house? A programmable thermostat can help you adjust the temperature settings to your schedule and make your home as energy efficient as possible. By programming your thermostat to the hour, you’re able to take advantage of seasonal changes. For example, the cool morning air in spring makes it unnecessary to run your air conditioner.

If the house is empty until 5:00 pm, it doesn’t make sense to have the air conditioner running at full blast if there’s no one at home to enjoy the cool air. For your comfort, we recommend setting your air conditioner to turn on 30 minutes before you come home. That way, you don’t come home to a sweltering humid house after a long day of work.

IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Do you or a loved one suffer from allergies or asthma? If so, you may be interested in a thermostat that can help you improve the indoor air quality in your home. Certain models of home thermostats allow you to monitor pollen levels and air quality. You might be surprised by how much cleaner your indoor air could be with a programmable thermostat.

Our Lansing HVAC contractors at A-1 Mechanical will be able to help you find the best Wi-Fi thermostat for your home so you can save money in the long run. We also offer a range of heating and cooling services so you can keep your home comfortable year-round. If your house needs a new thermostat, call (517) 272-8629.