5 Benefits of Programmable Thermostats During the Summer

Are you suffering through another hot South Carolina summer with an outdated thermostat? Do you still have an older model controller that’s not working for you anymore? Temperature control is just the start of what you could miss out on. Now is the time to upgrade that old equipment and install a programmable thermostat in your home. Here are five benefits you’ll enjoy with this simple investment in your home’s comfort.

#1: Temperature Control

Controlling the temperature with an old model thermostat can be an exercise in futility and frustration. Even a programmable thermostat that’s outdated can lead to inconsistent temperatures and constant setting and resetting to try to get it right. The solution? Upgrading to a new programmable thermostat is the answer to keeping your home comfortable this summer. With improved technology, a thermostat upgrade means you can program it to fit your lifestyle and your desired energy use. It allows you to set automat adjustments for when you’re home or away, when you want more or less cooling. If you choose a smart model, you can even change the setting from across the room or the country via a WIFI setting and an app on your phone. 

#2: Reduced Utility Bills

Your HVAC system, and your air conditioner in particular, are among the biggest energy users in your home. One way to battle the ever-rising bills is by installing a programmable thermostat, helping you save up to 10% on your cooling bills annually. The best way to take advantage of those savings with a new thermostat is by setting it a few degrees warmer when you’re away from home in the summer so the AC isn’t running as hard when you don’t need it. And one of the biggest benefits is that you don’t have to remember to turn the air conditioner up and down as you come and go throughout the day and evening this summer. You can program it to adjust based on your schedule. By using less cooling when you don’t need it, you’ll use less energy, and see the results in your lower utility bills.

#3: Improved Air Quality

The humidity is highest in the hot summer months, so your home is hotter and more humid. The good news is that your HVAC system works to remove the humidity as it cools the air and circulates it out through the vents. When the humidity is at the right level, your home will feel cooler with less AC use, but you’ll also have improved indoor air quality. Reduced humidity also means less mold, mildew, and bacteria in the air. How can a programmable thermostat help? By limiting the amount of time your AC runs throughout the day, you can also have greater control over the humidity levels.

#4: A Cooler Home During Hot Weather

There’s nothing quite like the heat during a South Carolina summer, and nothing beats coming into a nice, cool house when it’s scorching hot weather outside. To ensure you have that comfortable temperature to come home to consider adding a new thermostat to control your HVAC equipment. Not only will a programmable one help boost the cooling capacity of newer model air conditioning systems, but it can also help optimize the effectiveness of older HVAC equipment, helping to increase its efficiency and ability to keep your home at your desired temperature.

#5: It’s Cost Effective

It’s clear why adding a programmable thermostat to your home is a great idea with many benefits, but there’s more good news – they’re cost effective. It’s often true that upgrading anything related to your heating and air conditioning systems comes with a hefty price tag. However, that’s not the case with a new thermostat. This upgrade is not only affordable, but the installation is also easy and straightforward. And unlike some older versions, most on the market today are intuitive, user-friendly, with easy-to-learn functionality. You’ll have increased comfort and reduced utility bills without spending a lot of money.

Are you tired of having a hot house in the middle of the hot summer months? Are you sick of watching your energy bills go up and up? There’s a solution. While most homes have some sort of programmable thermostat installed to operate their HVAC system, they are not all the same. If yours is aging and isn’t offering the options you need, it’s time for an upgrade. To find out what brand and model is best for your home and HVAC unit, talk to your local HVAC professionals for guidance and advice. Contact the experienced technicians at Wilson’s Refrigeration and Air today to learn more about the benefits of programmable thermostats and which one is right for you.

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