Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings 02/05/2015 A programmable thermostat makes taking control of your home comfort easy, plus it can help you save some money. You can program it around your schedule, so won’t have to pay to heat your home when you’re not around. With the ever-changing weather in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area, a programmable thermostat can ensures your home’s temperature is exactly where you want it, when you want it there. The best way to maximize the benefits of your programmable thermostat is to take some time to analyze your family’s schedule. By doing this, you can decide how to program your thermostat so you don’t waste energy when no one is home, but you also won’t have anyone coming home to a house that’s uncomfortable because it’s too hot or too cold. You could take time to adjust your thermostat before you leave and when you return, but why go through extra hassle when the programmable thermostat was created to simplify your life and make your home more comfortable? All you have to do is set it and forget it… and saving on energy is the icing on the cake. For the most efficient system operation, program your thermostat for large periods of time and limit your temperature changes to 10 degrees or less. Doing this will save you money and help ensure you are comfortable in your home. Your system will use less energy when you keep your home at a fairly constant temperature than it does to turn it on when you get home and try to heat a cold house. A programmable thermostat operates with the same simple functions as a traditional thermostat, but also comes equipped with a variety of preprogrammed settings to lower your energy utilization and, therefore, potentially lower your energy bills. Preprogrammed settings often include specific options for when you are at work or on vacation. Using these settings will automatically lower your temperature setting whether you’re away from Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area on vacation or just away from home for the day. Some programmable thermostats allow you to lock the thermostat to prevent kids from accidentally (or purposely) adjusting the temperature and potentially raising your bill. You should also know that turning up the heat much warmer than you’d normally set it will not help your house warm up faster. Many people assume that cranking the heat up in a cold house will warm it up faster, but it doesn’t. And they’ll forget to turn it back down, making the house uncomfortably warm and wasting energy. When you want to ensure your home is always comfortable and would be happy to save your money, a programmable thermostat is a great option. To find out more about the many programmable thermostats available and which one might suit your home the best, call Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area at 816-286-7258 or set up an appointment online.