If you’re still using a manual thermostat in your Las Vegas, NV, home, now is a great time to upgrade to a programmable thermostat. These thermostats make use of technology you’re probably already familiar with, including touchscreens and intuitive navigation. As your local HVAC contractors, we’re sharing three benefits of choosing a programmable thermostat for your Las Vegas home.
Lower Energy Use
Many people are concerned about their home’s carbon footprint. When you’re away from home, there’s no need for your air conditioning or heating system to be going full-blast. With a new thermostat, you can program it to increase the temperature while you’re away from home in the summer and decrease it in the winter. This reduces energy use and helps your home be more environmentally friendly. According to the Department of Energy, doing this could lower your home’s energy use by 10 percent each year.
If you’ve ever left on vacation only to wonder if you adjusted the thermostat, you’re not alone. When you program your new thermostat, you only have to do it once. There’s no need to adjust it before you leave, after you get home or before bed. The settings allow you to program wake, day, evening and night temperatures for every day of the week. If you need to update settings, they offer a vacation mode. This feature maximizes energy savings. Your home will be at the desired temperature upon your return.
Precise Temperature Control
Analog thermostats are difficult to set precisely. Their tick marks may be too close together in order for you to line up the dial with the temperature you want. With a touchscreen thermostat, you just use an up or down arrow to select the exact degree you want your home to be. For Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats, you could also use an app to control the temperature of your home.
To learn more about programmable thermostats, check out Mr. Cool Heating & Air Conditioning’s HVAC services, or call us today.