Programmable thermostats are such an easy addition to a home, they often get overlooked! However, a programmable thermostat can make a huge difference in your comfort, energy savings, and peace of mind. Here’s why you should consider installing a programmable thermostat in your own home:
- Programmable Thermostats Save You Money
Programmable thermostats allow you to easily adjust the temperature in your home, even when you are miles away. You can optimize your energy usage this way and save money! For example, when no one is home during the day, you can program your A/C to turn off or at least set the temperature to be a bit higher. Then, an hour before you usually return home, program your thermostat to switch to an ideal temperature that will be comfortable once you walk through the door. The Department of Energy says you can save up to 10% on cooling costs by raising the thermostat by 7-10°F for 8 hours a day!
- Programmable Thermostats Provide Peace of Mind
The advanced programmable thermostats installed by Gilman Cooling and Heating are capable of providing alerts directly to your phone. That means you’ll immediately know if your HVAC system has any issues or if maintenance is needed. This will give you peace of mind that your system is operating efficiently and also gives you the opportunity to quickly contact Gilman Cooling and Heating for an inspection as soon as an issue is detected.
- Programmable Thermostats Can Be Customized to Your Individual Needs
During your free estimate from Gilman Cooling and Heating, ask about any customizations you are interested in for your HVAC system and programmable thermostat. For example, you may want to consider temperature zoning in your home. This allows you to set temperatures independently for different areas of your home. Additionally, Gilman Cooling and Heating may also be able to link your programmable thermostat to other smart home features in your home. This can provide for more advanced automation options, such as voice commands and coordination with your home’s smart appliances.