Virginia weather is very unpredictable in every season. Due to this, energy costs are very up and down. If you are looking to conserve energy and save money, you may want to consider a programmable thermostat.
One benefit of a programmable thermostat is the automatic temperature control. The thermostat can be programmed to have the AC going in the morning, taper it off during the day, and then have it cool your home back down before you arrive home from work. This will ensure that your home is always enjoyable when you are home, but that there are no wasted costs when you aren’t there.
Another good reason to have a programmable thermostat is if you have a zoned system. This allows you to have complete control over your home. Depending on how each person likes the temperature in their room while asleep, you can program your thermostat for that.
Worry-free vacations are also possible because of programmable thermostats. You can set your air conditioner to run at a higher temperature, but then have it cool down in the hours before you get home from vacation.
Other than the ease of use, according to experts, a programmable thermostat can save you 8% annually.