A Programmable Thermostat Can Boost Comfort And Savings
A programmable thermostat can save you significantly on heating and cooling bills throughout the year. Just lowering the temperature in your Delaware home by a few degrees can really add up every month. Programmable thermostats can be set to automatically adjust the temperature right before you wake up or come home, so that you do not even notice the change in temperature.
A programmable thermostat provides other benefits, such as energy and cost savings, furnace efficiency, extended furnace life and more. However, placement of the thermostat is important to avoid problems with the unit, such as false readings:
- Avoid doors, windows and drafty areas of the house. These areas are often colder than the rest of the house and will give your thermostat a false reading. The best location is an internal wall away from outside doors and windows.
- Keep the thermostat away from direct sunlight, skylights or near the furnace. These locations may cause the thermostat to think the house is warmer than it actually is, preventing it from coming on when necessary.
Keeping your thermostat away from these locations ensures an accurate reading and will also prevent the furnace from turning on and off rapidly throughout the day or night, which can lower the effectiveness of the unit and cause unnecessary wear and tear.
For more information about using a programmable thermostat in your Wilmington-area home, contact us at Sobieski Services. We also offer year-round HVAC service.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). Sobieski serves Wilmington, Delaware and the surrounding areas.