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3 Reasons Why a Programmable Thermostat Should Be On Your Christmas List

While most folks are asking Santa for AirPods, PlayStation 5s, and big-screen TVs, the savvy homeowner is thinking of ways to upgrade their homes and improve their quality of life next year.  One item that should be on your wish list is a programmable thermostat.

It might not make you the envy of all of your friends and family. But a programmable thermostat is a very practical gift that keeps on giving. What’s more, it can transform the way you live. You may even wonder how you ever got along without one.

Here are three reasons why we’re suggesting a programmable thermostat as the best Christmas gift ever.

1. Save Money Year-Round by Gaining More Control Over Heating and Cooling

First and foremost, a programmable thermostat is synonymous with energy efficiency. These thermostats come with several programming options that allow you to set heating and cooling schedules based on your daily patterns. When you get smart about your energy usage, you can find opportunities to cut down on your costs and save money no matter the weather or time of year.

 Many programmable models also allow remote connectivity so that you can manage your home environment remotely. For example, if you’re going on vacation and no one will be home, you can turn off your heat or air conditioning even if you’ve already started your trip. Use the included app to create and manage schedules with a few simple taps.

Once programmed, you can enjoy hands-free functionality throughout the year. Never have to worry about leaving your HVAC system at the wrong temperature when you leave the house or go on vacation. It’s estimated that a programmable thermostat will save roughly $180 every year — the thermostat will eventually pay for itself!

2. Prolong the Life of Your HVAC System

Programming your thermostat puts less pressure on your HVAC system. When your system only runs when it really needs to, you can reduce the amount of time it runs each day. Less usage allows you to extend the total life of your system, allowing you to save money on repairs and prolong replacing your system altogether.

Many homeowners choose to replace their thermostat if they’re thinking about replacing the entire system. This can be a great option to get a few more years of use from your current system. And once you do finally upgrade to a new unit, your programmable thermostat can be paired with it to continue delivering energy savings.

3. Take the Stress Out of Managing Your Home’s Environment

Programmable thermostats allow you to heat and cool areas of your home without the guesswork. Adjust your thermostat less often without sacrificing your comfort.

For example, you can automatically lower your heat at the same time you leave for work. Then, program your thermostat to turn on the heat when you get off so you can walk into a warm, cozy home after a long day. If the kids are home from school on a holiday or for an extended break, you can easily adjust your programmed schedules, then go back to your old schedule once normal life resumes.

You can also create “zones” in your home so that you only heat and cool the rooms you need. Direct your energy usage where it’s needed most and avoid wasting money heating and cooling spaces that no one is using.

Adding a programmable thermostat to your Christmas list is a gift that never ends. To learn more about installing a programmable thermostat in your home for the holidays, give us a call today!

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