5 Benefits of Programmable Thermostats - Ernst Heating & Cooling - Metro East IL

5 Benefits of Programmable Thermostats

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During a hot Midwest summer, staying cool is a must. With a programmable thermostat from your friends at Ernst Heating & Cooling, you can save big on both efficiency and utility bills in your Metro East Illinois home. Learn more about the many benefits of a programmable thermostat.

1. Increase your efficiency at home

Programmable thermostats allow you to set your desired home temperature based on your unique schedule. While you’re away at work or school, you can set a higher (or lower) temperature than you normally would while people are home. You can also edit the schedule for multiple days while you go on vacation or an extended trip. Because they only work as hard as they need to, these thermostats allow you to conserve energy and increase your home’s efficiency.

2. Save big on energy bills

In addition to saving green with better energy efficiency, you can also save some cash on your utility bills. According to the Department of Energy, turning your thermostat back seven to 10 degrees for eight hours each day can help you save up to 10 percent on your heating and cooling bill annually. Instead of paying to heat and cool your home while it’s empty, save big by programming your schedule ahead of time.

3. Leave the house worry-free

Programmable thermostats are the ultimate convenience because you can just set it and forget it. Since Ernst offers the latest advancements in Wi-Fi technology from products like the Lennox iComfort & ComfortSense thermostats (which also provide monthly energy-monitoring reports), you can even update your home’s temperature directly from your smartphone.

4. Enjoy better temperature precision

When you upgrade to a programmable thermostat, another significant benefit is the precision in your home’s temperature. Studies have shown that manual thermostats can suffer from a variance in temperature of up to five degrees. But with the latest programmable thermostat technology, you’ll see a variance of half a degree or less. Make sure your home stays set to the temperature you truly want with a new thermostat from Ernst.

5. Extend the lifespan on your system

With a programmable thermostat, you’re less likely to see more minor wear and tear on your HVAC system because it will no longer be operating at full capacity 24 hours a day. Along with scheduling regular maintenance tune-ups from the Ernst comfort experts, improving your HVAC efficiency with a programmable thermostat can help reduce your need for expensive system repairs or an early unit replacement.

When you’re ready to upgrade your thermostat to the latest model, give Ernst Heating & Cooling a call at 618.217.1836. Your family’s total comfort is always our top goal!

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