Why You Should Use a Programmable Thermostat

Why You Should Use a Programmable Thermostat

2020-05-28T21:18:02+00:00May 15th, 2020|Thermostats|

Programmable thermostats are becoming more commonplace in homes across the country. Many users of this technology find that making the switch from a manual thermostat to a programmable one has strong benefits. 

Having a programmable thermostat installed to your heating, ventilation, and A/C unit is a job that Day & Night Mechanical can handle for you. We are a certified Nest Pro Contractor in Denver. But first, let us offer some reasons why you should get a programmable thermostat.

1. It Saves You Money

Did you know that for every degree Fahrenheit that you raise the temperature during the hot summer or lower during the cold winter can save you up to 2% on your utility bill? Programmable thermostats allow you to curb your energy bill by having greater control over the temperature. Unlike a manual thermostat, a programmable thermostat enables you to adjust the temperature to the exact point of your comfort and create a schedule that’s sensitive to your family’s routine. The desired temperature is maintained while you’re at home, and the energy usage decreases when you’re not home. 

2. It Provides a Consistent Temperature

As mentioned above, a programmable thermostat can maintain a temperature that you find comfortable, consistently throughout the home. There’s no need to compensate for heat or cold in the house by cranking the temperature like you would with a manual thermostat. The programmable system runs steadily through temperature shifts and can adjust to maintain an ideal temperature through the house. As a result, there are fewer hot or cold spots in the home!

3. It Doesn’t Require As Much Adjustment

Trying to keep a low energy bill with a manual thermostat means adjusting the temperature multiple times throughout the day, including when you leave and return home. Many of us don’t have the time or patience to keep up with this practice. That’s why programmable thermostats are so useful– you don’t have to spend so much time adjusting. With a Nest thermostat, you can control the temperature of your home anywhere with an internet connection via the app. It’s possible to turn the system on or off while you’re away, but the Nest thermostat also learns the habits of your home and programs itself based on your routine. 

4. It Makes Your Home More Energy-Efficient

Using a programmable thermostat is a great way to help curb your energy waste, as mentioned before. Consider it your contribution to easing negative environmental impacts and doing your part to extend the life of your home’s appliances and systems. 

5. It Optimizes Your HVAC System

Many contractors recommend installing new HVAC systems for residents. Still, if your system is older and not as efficient, you don’t necessarily need a brand new HVAC system to resolve the issues. Ask to try out a programmable thermostat first before replacing your system. When you reduce the strain on your appliances, you enable them to operate more efficiently and last longer. 

But if you do need to replace your HVAC unit, you should make the switch to a programmable thermostat and keep that system working in top condition. 

6. It Uses the Most Up to Date Tech

Having a thermostat connected to your home WiFi network can help you create a more integrated home that you can control from virtually anywhere. The Nest thermostat sends you energy reports, provides a built-in energy-saving guide, and sends you alerts. It can also automatically shut off the fan if the smoke alarms go off, or the heating system if the carbon monoxide detector alarm goes off. You can manage all of these things through the Nest app. 

Get a Programmable Thermostat Installed in Your Home

A programmable thermostat can be one of the most cost-effective and energy-efficient investments for your home. You can rest easy knowing you’re doing your part to decrease your environmental footprint, use tech to make heating and cooling your home easy from anywhere, and trust that it will prolong your HVAC system. 

Day & Night Mechanical is one of only a few Nest Pro Contractors in Denver and authorized Aprilaire and Honeywell contractor. We strongly recommend a Nest thermostat, and we are fully trained to hook up your new smart thermostat to whichever HVAC system you may have. 

To have a programmable thermostat installed, contact Day & Night or call 303-936-2696.