Boehmer Heating & Cooling Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Programmable Thermostats’

Thermostat Habits that Raise Your Bills

Monday, August 14th, 2017

digital-thermostat-male-handMany people don’t give a second thought to how they set the thermostat. After owning a central air conditioner and heater for several years, how you set the thermostat becomes second nature. When it’s hot, you walk over to the thermostat and adjust the settings, and if you’re worried about your bills, you may raise the temperature.

It turns out that some of the most seemingly harmless thermostat habits can raise our bills quite a bit. In fact, even when we think we set the thermostat to help save money, we may actually do the opposite. Find out what habits you should consider changing below. Call our expert technicians to learn from the best!

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Upgrade Your Thermostat Today and Save Big

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Looking for a way to save money on heating and cooling without getting rid of your older HVAC system? One simple change can make it a lot easier for you to stay comfortable, and it can help you regain control over your monthly heating and cooling costs. All you have to do is trade out the thermostat on the wall (with the help of a professional).

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Why Keeping Your Thermostat at a Consistent Setting Doesn’t Save You Energy

Monday, July 13th, 2015

There are a lot of so-called “helpful tips” passed along regularly by friends and neighbors. One of these tips is that you’ll save more energy when you keep your thermostat set at a steady temperature all the time rather than changing it for when your home is unoccupied or at night. Simply put, this is false. It can be hard remembering to turn your thermostat up and down, which is why the experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling strongly recommend installing and using a programmable thermostat in your home. But first, let’s take a look at why keeping your thermostat at the same temperature doesn’t save you energy.

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How Programmable Thermostats Work With Your AC

Monday, July 29th, 2013

The thermostats in your home often go unnoticed because of how small they are. However, they are actually one of the most powerful components of your air conditioning system. We wanted to assemble a short explanation of why thermostats are so important and how programmable thermostats interact with your air conditioning system.

Most homeowners are familiar with digital thermostats—which are essentially the digital version of the old, round manual thermostats. But programmable thermostats offer homeowners a much higher level of control over their home’s air conditioning system . Basically, these thermostats will automatically adjust the temperature of your home during different parts of the day, such making your home warmer during times it is usually empty, which allow you to save energy without sacrificing comfort.

Programmable thermostats come in several different types and homeowners should look over each one to determine which one is best for them. If you have a consistent schedule where you work 5 days a week and then stay at home on the weekends, then a 5-2 or a 5-1-1 thermostat might be best for you. These allow you to set one schedule for the work week and then another schedule for the weekend. However, if you have a schedule that changes often, you may want to think about a 7 day programmable thermostat. This allows you to set a different schedule for each day of the week.

Programmable thermostats come with a variety of different functions depending on the model and brand that you get. Some can access the internet and others have a remote control which allows you to adjust the temperature of your home from anywhere in the house.

When you get a new programmable thermostat, many of them will start with a comprehensive on-screen interview that will allow the thermostat to determine your schedule and your energy usage goals. This kind of personalization is one of the main reasons why homeowners decide to get a programmable thermostat.

If you need help with any services for your air conditioning in Pittsburgh, just call the friendly experts at Boehmer Heating & Cooling.

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