The right thermostat can ensure that your home stays comfortable while saving you money through energy savings. With a programmable thermostat, you can manage your indoor air temperature. This includes control in different areas of your home at different times of the day and days of the week.
As the Washington Post writes, “Americans could save a fortune … if they only understood their thermostats!”
Making the Most of Your Programmable Thermostat
Our technicians find that 60 percent of programmable units in our customers’ homes are in the “hold temperature” position. Adjusting temperature based on the time of day is more efficient.
Nest thermostats do the work for you. It learns your habits and adapts its settings to your lifestyle and comfort needs — all while saving you up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs. Best of all, you never have to program Nest.
Once installed, you “train” the Nest thermostat during the first week. You turn it up and down during this period and it learns what temperatures you like during the day and night. Nest also senses activity and light, observes when people come and go, and starts to build your personalized schedule.
It adjusts itself in smart, money-saving ways while maintaining your comfort. It also features an Auto Away setting that automatically adjusts to an energy-saving temperature when you’re out.
You can even control your Nest thermostat remotely from your smartphone or tablet, and enjoy the camera feature to keep an eye on your home. The Nest offers an additional layer of safety by connecting with your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, alerting you of any issues.