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3 Benefits of Using a Programmable Thermostat

August 21, 2020

3 Benefits of Using a Programmable Thermostat

For the modern homeowner, energy efficiency is incredibly important, prompting the use of smart, programmable thermostats. Programmable thermostats are designed in such a way that they can adjust your home's temperature based on pre-programmed settings. Here are 3 benefits of programmable thermostats over manual models.

1. They Give You More Control Over Your House
Using programmable thermostats in Toronto will make it easier to take control over your home's temperature. Certain models even have Wi-Fi connectivity, making it possible to control them remotely. By installing such thermostats, you will be able to change the temperature of your home right from your phone, even when you're not home. Thanks to these features, programmable thermostats give you way more control over your home's heating and cooling unit than manual options.

2. They Use Better Technology
Certain models of programmable thermostats can be configured to monitor your heating habits over time. These thermostats will then fluctuate the temperatures of your house as the day gets warmer or colder. Others are designed to sense as you enter a room and can change up its temperature to the levels you find most comfortable. They can also provide more information on how much energy you use each month to cool or heat your home, and may even send reminders when there's an impending maintenance check. This makes them much more efficient than manual thermostats.

3. They Work for Places with Irregular Climate Patterns
If you live in a region with unpredictable weather, programmable thermostats will make it easier to heat and cool your home without forcing you to adjust the heat levels manually. These thermostats can be programmed to fluctuate temperatures to match the changes in the day's weather. This way, your HVAC system won't work at full potential when it doesn't need to, saving you money on your energy bills.

It’s Time For an Upgrade 
Having a professional come in and install a programmable thermostat in Toronto will ensure heating and cooling your home doesn't cost too much money. It will also save you the hassle of having to change temperature levels yourself during the day. Programmable thermostats are, therefore, a closer step toward the future, and toward an energy-efficient, smart home. Contact us today to learn more about installing a programmable thermostat in your home today with the help of A-Plus Quality HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area!

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