As we continue to gear up for the cooling season, we want to make sure you’re best prepared to save energy and stay comfortable this summer. Along with air conditioner preventive maintenance, a 7-day programmable thermostat can take the stress out of worrying about the performance of your cooling system.
So what is a 7-day programmable thermostat and why should St. Louis area homeowners consider installing one this summer?
What is a 7-day programmable thermostat?
Programmable thermostats allow you to set temperature levels for specific times of the day and days of the week. Once you have your settings in place, the thermostat will automatically adjust without you having to even think about it.
There are a few different kinds of programmable thermostats: 5-1-1, 5+2, and 7-day models. A 7-day programmable thermostat gives you the most flexibility over your settings because you can adjust it differently for every single day of the week.
Why is a 7-day programmable thermostat good for the cooling season?
During the summer, many families have different schedules than they do during other times of the year. The kids are out of school and many offices have summer hours, which means your schedule can change from day today. A 7-day programmable thermostat will allow your air conditioner to easily adapt to your erratic summer schedule.
How much energy can you save with a 7-day programmable thermostat?
The EPA estimates that households can save about $180 a year by using a programmable thermostat. A seven-day model can maximize your energy savings because you can be very specific about when you need your air conditioner the most and when it’s OK to ease the load on it.
If you have any questions about a 7-day programmable thermostat, or if you’d like one installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning, your St. Louis area heating and cooling company.
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