Why Use a Programmable Thermostat on Your Air Conditioner in Santa Rosa

Air Conditioner in Santa Rosa is aided by a programmable thermostatJan and Thad  both worked outside the home every weekday until around 7 at night. Neither was home during the day. However, they found that when they turned off their air conditioner in Santa Rosa on summer mornings that by the time they got home, the house was uncomfortable and stuffy. They tried leaving it on while they weren’t home. After one month their bill told them that wasn’t such a good idea either. Then some mornings before work, the house was too cool. They wondered if there was some way that they could keep the temperature in their home how they wanted it without either paying too much or coming home to be uncomfortable.

Jan found me on an internet search for “air conditioner Santa Rosa.” After looking at some other HVAC contractors in Santa Rosa, she gave me a call.

We discussed the fact that energy prices seem to be going through the roof. Literally. I suggested one way to keep the prices to an acceptable range while increasing their comfort was with a programmable thermostat. Programmable thermostats are becoming more and more common in households across the nation.

There are 3 main benefits provided by a good programmable thermostat that I think you might be interested in. Have you’ve been hearing a lot about programmable thermostats, but are not sure what they can do for you? Take a moment to examine the primary reasons individuals and families everywhere stand to gain with a programmable thermostat.

1. Schedule when to use your air conditioner in Santa Rosa with your programmable thermostat

Programmable thermostats allow you to easily schedule when your Santa Rosa home air conditioner will be activated or turned off. You can set your thermostat to turn off while you are at work and have your air conditioner in Santa Rosa up. Then you can tell it to start before you get home. Jan told me that there was no worse feeling than coming home after a long day to find her air conditioner had been running full blast for hours on end. She also was uncomfortable when her house was hot and stuffy on her return. I told her that there is no reason to waste money cooling an empty home. Plus, if she and Thad took business trips,  running the air conditioner in Santa Rosa while they were out of town made no sense.

I told Jan that she could even set a programmable thermostat to stay inactive for weeks at a time while she and Thad enjoyed a family visit. Programmable thermostats would give the pair the control to customize heating and cooling schedules and temperatures with complete accuracy, allowing them to focus on more important things than getting up in the middle of the night to fiddle with an uncooperative thermostat.

2. Save money on energy costs

Programmable thermostats can save a good chunk of money. Energy.Gov (the U.S. Department of Energy) says, “You can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours a day from its normal setting.”

Cooling your home only when it’s necessary can dramatically lower expenditures on utility bills in the long run. It will come in handy during the winter as well when energy costs can are overwhelming. Your entire ventilation system, too, will benefit from the lessened workload. This can potentially contribute to the lifespan of your air conditioner components and save more money on would-be repairs or replacement.

Not only can programmable thermostat save you on the electric bill, it can indirectly help save the environment. Many programmable thermostats today do not contain harmful mercury like older models. This makes it an attractive investment for environmentally concerned homeowners.

3. Programmable thermostat and consistent climate control

With the help of a programmable thermostat, your home can easily adjust to fluctuations in temperature due to weather conditions or seasonal changes. Energy.Gov says, “Programmable thermostats can store multiple daily settings (six or more temperature settings a day) that you can manually override without affecting the rest of the daily or weekly program.”

Because programmable thermostats are so effective at maintaining a comfortable environment, the lives and health of friends, family and household pets will be enriched for years to come. You can sleep sounder and wake up more refreshed every single day to a home that’s not too cold, not too warm, but finally just right.

I explained all this to Jan who got Thad on the phone to tell to him that she had decided to get them a programmable thermostat and why. He agreed whole-heartedly. After all, no homeowner should miss out on the savings and comfort that a quality programmable thermostat can offer. Are you interested in learning more about the many benefits of programmable thermostats, how they’re installed and what options are available for your air conditioner in Santa Rosa? If so contact me at 707-953-3345 for more information.

About Chris Carpenter

Chris Carpenter has owned Affordable Heating and Air for 25 years. Chris is a fully factory-trained technician with a wealth of knowledge about heating and air conditioning. He enjoys educating homeowners about the pros and cons of each systems so they can make an informed decision when addressing their needs. Chris’s son and business partner, Paul, has been working with him for the last three years and their key to success is “being professional, honest and forthright in all our dealings and treating people as they would like to be treated.” You can reach Chris by calling 707-953-3345 at Affordable Heating and Air.

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