The weather fluctuates drastically from day-to-day in the Northbrook, Illinois, especially during the fall and winter months. Some homeowners keep up by adjusting the thermostat manually with each temperature spike or drop, but this can waste a lot of energy. Trim your monthly bills while maximizing comfort by setting your programmable thermostat at the start of the season.

Know How a Programmable Thermostat Works

A programmable thermostat contains a computer that allows you to program set temperatures based on the day of the week and the time. Most thermostats contain a seven-day scheduling option, allowing you to account for days off or days that you go to work later. Choose the temperature that your family feels comfortable with during times that you’re at typically home, and set the thermostat to go a bit higher or lower when you’re away or asleep. If you have pets in your home, you can help them stay comfortable by setting a temperature that they prefer.

Improve Your Home Comfort

When you set the thermostat to the right temperature, the heating or cooling system will automatically kick on when the sensors indicate that the indoor temperature is higher or lower. As a result, you aren’t constantly running to the thermostat to manually adjust it when you feel too warm or cold in your home.

The HVAC system also operates more efficiently, resulting in lower bills each month. Turning the system off in between cooling or heating can waste a lot of energy, since it’ll need to power on and start pushing air through the ducts every time you turn it back on. Allowing it to stay on in a standby mode reduces waste while keeping your home more comfortable.

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat, you can take advantage of these benefits by installing one in your home. Schedule a consultation on your cooling and heating system by contacting Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning at 847-272-5836.

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