If you’re like many people, you’ve spent a number of winters regularly adjusting the thermostat to achieve a balance between comfort and energy savings. You lower the temperature when everyone is asleep or out of the house. Then you have to remember to raise it again. When you do raise it, it can take a while for your home to reach a comfortable level. If the weather is exceptionally cold, your system may struggle to reach the desired temperature. Instead of surrendering to another season of shivering or insanely high bills, consider the benefits of a programmable thermostat. You can also choose a smart thermostat with Wi-Fi capability.

Set a Schedule

You can set a schedule that works for your home with a programmable thermostat. You can have the temperature go down at night for a comfortable sleep and come up again in the morning so the house can warmly greet the family. This prevents wasting energy when you forget to turn the temperature down. Some smart systems even detect your patterns and can automatically adjust settings.

With a programable thermostat, you can also change the schedule based on the day of the week. During the work week, you can set the temperature lower when no one is home. You can also have a different schedule for weekends, including having the heat go down and warm up later on weekends.

Smart thermostats offer even more benefits. If you choose a model that enables geofencing, the thermostat will know when you’re approaching home and automatically adjust the temperature. Some smart systems even learn your patterns and can automatically adjust settings. When connected with weather information, it can start the warmup process sooner on especially chilly days so it has time to warm up thoroughly.

Remote Access

Another benefit of a Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat is that it offers remote access. You can adjust the temperature even when you’re away from home as long as you can access the internet. Some skeptics wonder why you would need to change the temperature when you aren’t in the house. The short answer is that you can easily accommodate any schedule changes. If everyone will be home later than usual, you won’t waste energy heating an empty house. Conversely, if someone will return earlier, you can access the thermostat and have the home toasty when they arrive.

System Alerts

A programmable thermostat coupled with a smart system can also send out digital alerts. For example, if the system detects any problems with functioning or any components needing replacement, you can receive a notification. These types of alerts are particularly important in cold weather. Knowing about a potential problem before the issue grows allows you to schedule the necessary service in a timely fashion. If you don’t know about the issue until the home’s temperatures are dipping into frigid degrees, you might have to wait some time for service during the busy season. You can also get reminders to change the filter and schedule maintenance.

Handle Multiple Zones

In a zoned system, each area or room of the home has its own sensors and thermostat. The kids might prefer their bedrooms to be chillier while they sleep, and you may want a bedroom that is the epitome of warmth. With some smart thermostats, you can have a single thermostat to control all the zones. This offers greater convenience and makes it easier to maintain consistent temperatures. Ask us about upgrading your climate control system to handle zones!

Increased Energy Efficiency

As concerns grow about the state of the environment, taking steps to preserve energy is increasingly important. A programmable thermostat aids in these efforts. By design, a programmable thermostat helps to save energy because you aren’t warming the house when no one is home or everyone is cozy in bed.

Some smart thermostats can take energy saving a step further. They can monitor energy use and generate detailed reports. This helps you make more informed decisions about temperature settings to save the most energy possible.

Reduced Bills

In addition to being environmentally friendly, a programmable thermostat is also kinder to your wallet. Virtually any technology that conserves energy offers money-saving benefits as well. You might have concerns about the costs associated with upgrading to a programmable thermostat. However, the system practically pays for itself. When it comes to long-term costs, you’re likely to see significant savings in your monthly bills.

Be Prepared for Upgrades

Thermostats, heaters, and air conditioners usually don’t always fail at the same time. You may require a new thermostat at a time when the rest of the system is working fine. Instead of replacing the old thermostat with a similar model, consider upgrading to a smart thermostat. We can help you choose a model compatible with the upgrades you’re considering for your heating system or air conditioner.

Increased Home Value

Owning a home is an investment, and seeing the value of your dwelling increase is important. A programmable thermostat can raise both the perceived and actual value of your house on the market.

Having this upgrade already installed can attract potential buyers. Many home shoppers are looking for places with programmable thermostats due to the many benefits that these units provide. If you advertise that your house has a programmable thermostat, you may very well see more traffic than homeowners who are without this appealing feature.

Child-Lock and Temperature Range Settings

If you own rental properties, you may want to ensure the temperatures stay within a certain range to prevent enormous bills or keep pipes from freezing. Consider a programmable thermostat with security features that allow the temperatures to be changed within a certain range.

Some models also offer child-proofing features. You can require a PIN code or another security measure to be able to change the temperature. This prevents accidental changes that could drive up bills or leave you shivering.

Sleek, Tech-Savvy Design

Installing a programmable thermostat allows you to modernize your home in terms of style. Instead of an old-fashioned unit that reminds visitors of an old hotel, a sleek and sophisticated control panel can adorn the walls of your dwelling.

Serving West Boylston, MA and the surrounding areas, DeWolfe Contracting Inc is here to help with all of your home’s heating needs. In addition to installing a programmable thermostat in your living space, we can repair, maintain, and upgrade your heating or cooling system. In addition to furnaces and air conditioners, we work with boilers, heat pumps, and ductless mini-splits.

We have over 90 years of experience in heating, cooling, and plumbing. Our plumbing services include drain snaking, water treatment, leak diagnosis and repair for pipes and valves, and sewer and drain services. Other services include camera inspection, work on garbage disposals, water heater installation and repair, and bath and shower maintenance. Be sure to check out our financing on approved credit for installations. To get started on making your home more comfortable, contact DeWolfe Contracting Inc in West Boylston today.

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