Programmable Thermostat | Heating and Air Conditioning

Programmable Thermostat | Heating and Air Conditioning

Save With a Programmable Thermostat

Winter typically brings a flurry of activity, sealing homes, and other preparations to reduce the impact of higher energy costs for heating your home.  A programmable thermostat is an effective option for achieving a higher energy efficiency of the home’s HVAC system. A properly installed and correctly set programmable thermostat provides the ability to customize the settings to your daily, or even weekly schedule.  Consider the following when you are considering upgrading to a programmable thermostat compatible with your heating and air conditioning system. Contact a Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning HVAC technician for assistance.

Programmable Thermostats Have Evolved Through the Years

Programmable thermostats often had a reputation for being complicated to program. Since then, manufacturers’ have been simplifying the interface, and you can purchase models that are easier to program and interact with. Thermostats that are more user friendly, enables consumers to set the thermostats with greater accuracy, Consequently, this means you are able to save considerably on energy costs, and reduces the environmental impact of your home’s heating and air conditioning on the environment.

Thermostat Types

There are a variety of programmable thermostats available on the market. They can range from simple thermostats that change temperatures on a basic schedule, to home automation systems with WiFi Technology, that enable you to operate multiple systems in your home from the lights to heating and air conditioning via an app on your computer, tablet or smartphone. However, for those who want something more basic, the following are programmable formats available to fit your schedule:

  • 7-day thermostats provide flexibility for those with a variable schedule every day. Each day can be programmed individually, selecting temperatures for when you are home and when you are not.
  • 5+2-day thermostats provide the same temperature schedule during the work week, but enables you to adapt it for the weekend, when families spend more time at home.
  • 5-1-1 thermostats are ideal for those with a routine work week, but less predictable weekends. It allows you to set a standard workweek temperature schedule, and individual daily schedules for the weekend.

Did you know you can cut the energy use of your heating and air conditioning system by 1 percent for every degree you change your thermostat’s setting?  This is effective year round by increasing the temperature in the summer and lowering it in the winter. Your energy savings will of course vary depending on your comfort level. 

In addition, it is essential to realize an inaccurate thermostat can actually waste energy and increase the costs of energy in the long run. If you are experiencing an increase in energy costs, contact Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning to schedule service by a NATE certified technician. Our HVAC service technician will check the thermostat, or programmable thermostat and provide a solution. In addition, we can provide the HVAC services you require to maintain the performance of your heating and air conditioning system with expert repair, installation and maintenance. We serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas and guarantee your satisfaction. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.