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The Value of a Programmable Thermostat

Here in Madisonville, LA, summers come early and stay late, which means your air conditioner will be put to the test every day for months on end. If you’ve kept yours properly maintained, it should perform without a hitch during that time, but you’re still going to have to reckon with comparatively high monthly bills that can eat you alive during the summer months. There are a number of ways you can cut into those costs, the simplest of which is the judicious use of a programmable thermostat. Here’s a few ways to make the most of your system through that.

An Existing Thermostat

Most existing thermostats have basic programmable features, and the way you use that can make a big difference in your cooling bills. For example, it’s a mistaken assumption that you save money by leaving your air conditioning running all day instead of starting it up when you get home. Most people tend to leave their air conditioners running, which costs them a great deal. Yet you don’t want to come home to a hot house at the end of the day either. Programmable thermostats solve the problem by letting you turn the air on ten minutes before you get home, ensuring a cool, comfortable living space without wasting so much energy.

A New Thermostats

New thermostats take the programmable aspects into a whole new level, allowing for even greater control than ever. For instance, you can look into smart systems that can adjust the temperature automatically to suit your preferences and make on-the-fly- changes to the programming to handle things like high humidity. You can also use an app on your phone to program some types of thermostat remotely, allowing you to start and stop the system anywhere in the world.

Trust A Professional Heating and Air to help you find the best thermostat for you!

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