3 Reasons People in Florida Love Their Programmable Thermostats

October 14, 2015

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat yet, you should. People who have them and use them, know the difference they can make.

Here are the top 3 reasons people tell us they love their programmable thermostat.

1) Makes saving money automatic

Set your programmable thermostat to your schedule once, and it will automatically save you money every day.

If you’ve followed along on our blog at all, you already know the best way to set your thermostat to save money.

Here’s the short version: Raise the temperature on your thermostat a few degrees whenever your home is empty for 8 hours or more. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this will save you 5% to 15% on your yearly cooling bill.

But many people forget to do this when they leave for the day. That’s where a programmable thermostat comes in.

2) Keeps you from sweating

To save money, some homeowners manually turn the thermostat up a few degrees before leaving home, meaning the AC runs less while the home is empty.

The problem? You come home to a hot home. Then you have to set the temperature to where you’re comfortable and then wait for the AC to slowly cool off your house.

With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature to drop before you get home. That way you save money and get to come home to a cool house.

3) Helps you sleep better—automatically

As we discussed in our article, The Best Temperature for Sleep, studies show that cooler bedrooms can help you get a better night’s rest.

You can accomplish this cool setting automatically by programming the thermostat to lower the temperature at night when you go to bed and then raise the temperature as you’re waking up.

A step further: smart thermostats

Smart thermostats take the basics of the programmable thermostat and give you even more benefits. For example, they connect to the internet so you can control them from your phone. And many have other energy-saving features.

Check out our comparison of 2 of the best smart thermostats: How the Trane ComfortLink II Stacks Up Against the Nest Thermostat

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