In many cases, the reason for an inefficient HVAC system is due to faulty thermostat settings. It’s quite ironic how something so small can determine the efficiency of your HVAC. Basically, what the thermostat does is to control the temperature inside the home. However, with older thermostats, it’s much harder to get the right settings. Without the correct settings, you may end up with too much power or too low power output which results in inefficiency in the system. On the other hand, newer, more advanced thermostats are able to solve these problems. Programmable thermostats can now control the temperatures without having to manually set it. Here are the details on how programmable thermostats help save you money:
A programmable thermostat gives you the convenience that the conventional variant couldn’t
When you come to think of it, a programmable thermostat only costs around $50 to $200. With that in mind, it’s quite cheap to purchase a new thermostat than bear the inconveniences of having to manually readjust your settings at different times of the year. Not only that, older, non-programmable thermostats don’t give you any options other than setting the temperature. Remember, it’s just one setting that you are able to set.
On the other hand, a programmable thermostat (particularly the higher end ones) offer different functionalities that make your HVAC system more efficient. Incorrect thermostat settings account for a lot of the inefficiencies. A few degrees higher or lower could cost you more. However, with a programmable thermostat, you can take full control of when the temperature should go up or down. Having that functionality means you can stay comfortable inside your home without having to be bothered by needing to change the settings all the time.
For instance, the summer heat can be tough. You want the HVAC thermostat to be on lower temperatures during the day and gradually brings the temperature back up when it’s not too hot outside. That basically decreases the energy usage within the day and the cycle continues. When you sum it up, you can save a lot of money by the end of the year just with a $200 investment or less.
The added convenience
There’s no denying the fact that programmable thermostats are useful for heating and cooling. Unlike the traditional thermostats that you need to manually set, programmable thermostats can record a bunch of settings that allows it to control the temperature accordingly. When you are away, you can set the thermostat to crank down the cooling and only turn it back up when you arrive. Of course, all of this would not be possible without a North Myrtle Beach HVAC contractor installing the thermostat first.
When you are considering having a new, programmable thermostat installed, be sure to hire experts like NMB HVAC Pros. This is to ensure that the thermostat is installed properly without any compatibility issues. They can install the thermostat properly and let you in on some of the best practices to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system even further.
Call NMB HVAC Pros if you are looking for a credible company for HVAC repair, upgrade, and maintenance.
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North Myrtle Beach, SC, 29582