When you’re trying to beat the heat in Glenview, Illinois, it’s only natural to want complete control over the temperature in your own home. Through the proper use of thermostat settings, homeowners can take control of their comfort and increase their air conditioner’s efficiency. Here’s how to get the most out of your thermostat.

Make the Most of Programmable Settings

First of all, if you don’t have a programmable or smart thermostat in your home, consider installing one. Both programmable and smart thermostats allow you to personalize your temperature control by programming various temperature and humidity settings according to your needs or schedule.

Smart and programmable thermostats offer many capabilities, but these are only beneficial if the thermostats are used properly. Thermostats allow you to increase energy efficiency and comfort when you observe energy-saving settings based on your schedule.

Trying Zoning for Increased Comfort

Programmable and smart thermostats also allow you to “zone” your home using multiple thermostats, to create specific temperature settings in different areas or rooms as needed. By applying different settings on a programmable or smart thermostat, you can adjust what rooms get conditioned air, and at what times. This puts you in greater control of temperature throughout your home and increases energy efficiency.

Thermostats and Efficiency

Smart thermostats, have the capabilities of a programmable thermostat but are also equipped with WiFi connectivity. This connectivity allows you to adjust thermostat settings from the convenience of your smartphone, tablet, or another Internet-enabled device. You can make changes without getting out of bed, or even if you are away from home.

With the proper use of both programmable and smart thermostat settings, you will not only be in greater control of your own comfort, but you will also create a more efficient home. Effective programming and zoning your home conserve energy that may have been lost otherwise so that you reduce your utility costs.

You deserve to leave the heat and enter a home where you are in charge of your comfort. With effective use of your thermostat settings, that can become a reality. For more information about thermostats, or to have a new thermostat installed, give Roberts Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 847-272-5836.

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