Homeowners in Fort Pierce, Florida, are saving on utility bills by taking the plunge and investing in a programmable thermostat. According to EnergySaver.gov, you can save up to 10 percent annually on energy costs just by turning back the heat or AC for eight hours daily. A programmable thermostat can do that automatically by adjusting temperatures while your family is at work, at school or asleep. You can instruct these devices to maintain different temperatures every day of the week. You can program them to adjust temperatures up to six times every day.

Types of Programmable Thermostats

There are three basic device models available. Seven-day models let you maintain different heating and cooling schedules every day of the week. Five-day models let you maintain one schedule on weekdays and another schedule on weekends. A third model lets you maintain one schedule on weekdays, another schedule on Saturdays and a third schedule on Sundays.

Types of Thermostat Features

  • Wi-Fi enabled thermostats let you control conditions in your home from anywhere using an internet-enabled device. These controls can automatically adjust indoor temperatures while you’re heading home to deliver optimal comfort conditions by the time you walk through the door.
  • System monitoring and system alerts can tell you if there’s a problem with your HVAC and when it’s time to change the filter. Alerts can tell you when to schedule maintenance and generate efficiency reports that help you cut costs.
  • Auto-changeover allows your system to automatically switch between cooling and heating modes to match current weather conditions.
  • Vacation/hold lets you program the device to maintain optimal efficiency while you’re on vacation and to resume normal programming when you return home.

As a Trane Comfort Specialist employing NATE-certified technicians, Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning can install a full spectrum of controls to keep your Fort Pierce, Florida, home energy-efficient automatically. To learn more, visit us online or call us.