Choosing a Programmable Thermostat

If you are like most families, chances are you spend a large portion of your day away from your home. A programmable thermostat can be a perfect complement for this busy life to  help lower your energy bills. Nobody wants to be spend more than absolutely necessary on heating bills this time of year? With that being said, a programmable thermostat won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to use it properly. And while it may sound like quite the simple concept, there’s more to it than setting it one time and forgetting about it. There are several different options available to consumers. First there is the 7-Day Model which is best if your daily schedule tends to change frequently. If your children get home earlier on some days or if you work late certain nights of the week, you should consider this type. They will give you the most flexibility and let you set different programs for different days. A second option is the 5+2-Day Models. This model uses the same schedule every day of the week, with a separate setting available for the weekends. A final option is the 5-1-1 Model. This model is best if you have a consistent weekday schedule, but a different schedule on Saturdays and Sundays. Now that you have a bit of knowledge about selecting the type of thermostat that works best with your schedule, give us a call today at (972) 446-COOL (2665) or find us online at Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating has been serving your neighbors since 1960 and we are here to meet all of your HVAC needs. We can evaluate your system and provide you with information and options specifically for your home.