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Programmable thermostats represent one of the easiest, lowest cost improvements you can make to your HVAC system. A good programmable thermostat simplifies home comfort, while potentially saving you an impressive amount of money over the life of the thermostat.

Here are four reasons to choose a programmable device for your home.

Easier on the Environment

Programmable thermostats save energy by keeping heat and air conditioning to a minimum when it’s not needed. As a result, it burns significantly less fossil fuels. Because the system doesn’t run as often, a programmable thermostat could also extend the overall life of your furnace or A/C unit.

Save Money on Energy Bills

With energy savings comes cash savings – to the tune of about a 3 percent drop in your energy bill for every degree you lower the thermostat in the winter or raise it in the summer.

For instance, if your thermostat is set to 65 while you’re asleep or away at work instead of 70 during the winter, you can save as much as 15 percent every month without sacrificing any comfort. If you’re subject to peak pricing, these savings may be even more substantial during the average work day.

Adjust to Your Individual Needs

Programmable thermostats come with a variety of settings to suit every household. Choose whether to set a single program for the entire week, a program during the week with a separate one for weekends, or a unique program for each day in the week.

Customize the “Bells and Whistles”

Some programmable thermostat programs can accommodate a wide range of different functions to help relieve some of the stress of your busy lifestyle. WiFi connectivity lets you program from your computer or smartphone, even when you’re not home. You can choose to set alerts for routine filter changes, or when it’s time to make an appointment for annual servicing.

For more information about the benefits of programmable thermostats, or to pick the right one for your home, contact NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating today. We serve Palm Beach, Martin and Indian River Counties.

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