When you live in the place many people wished they lived – Arizona – you enjoy many advantages, especially the weather. We have a temperate climate and good air, so our quality of life is better than most. Phoenix also has temperature fluctuations many homeowners in other locales wouldn’t understand; we can have summery afternoons and chilly-to-freezing evenings in the fall and winter, for example. You can’t change the ocean or the weather, but people with active lifestyles easily control their home’s interior temperatures with a programmable thermostat, and you can too.
Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends programmable thermostats to lower heating and cooling costs “without sacrificing comfort.” Proactive homeowners have always adjusted thermostats manually to deliver maximum heating and cooling comfort. However, a programmable thermostat can store and repeat six or more temperature settings per day.
In a perfect world, every room of your house would be the same temperature. But windows and skylights, insulation variables, and other factors change the climate in each room of your home. A programmable thermostat can give you control over rooms’ “climate zones.”
Customization for Phoenix
Your HVAC system and most of your appliances are built for homes from Phoenix to Fargo, but a programmable thermostat can be customized for just about any place on the planet. You can increase cool air delivery during the summer months and add warmer air to your home when it needs it.
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability
Energy efficiency upgrades are the norm for conscientious property owners who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Your first step toward conservation is a whole-house energy audit. Saving energy with a programmable thermostat is a great start. An energy audit will expose other areas in your home that are energy-loss culprits. Many which can possibly be easily and affordably repaired.
With a programmable thermostat, your HVAC system maximizes its efficiency because of its heating and cooling schedule. It will help your older unit perform better and is usually recommended for new heating and air system installations.
There’s not much cost difference between a manual or programmable thermostat. However, your heating/cooling bills average $102/year savings and life-cycle savings average of $1,899.
Wherever you are, if you have cellular and WiFi connectivity, you have access to certain programmable thermostats. If you’re leaving work early and want to warm-up or cool-down your home, simply access the app from your smartphone and your “smart” thermostat will do the job! Trending now: “Connected,” energy-responsible homes will offer high-tech automation with remote-controlled appliance and light-control as well as remote, programmable thermostats.
Your programmable thermostat can be set to deliver comfortable air temperatures throughout the day. Sleeping and wake-up temperatures, as well as away-from-home settings, can maximize energy efficiency.
A Name You Can Trust for Generations
Old friends still are trusted best.
For almost 60 years, Forrest Anderson has been a trusted name in HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) solutions. We are committed to superior service and affordable pricing for our Phoenix-area friends and families because we live here, too. We wouldn’t recommend a programmable thermostat if it wasn’t the right thing to do.