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When the air conditioner was introduced, it had two functions: on and off. Today, however, air conditioners are completely different units than they once were. Many air conditioners today are equipped with programmable thermostats, which provide you with more control over your unit. With a programmable thermostat, homeowners will also be able to save money on utilities and also be able to conserve energy. Many programmable thermostats today are even compatible with smart phones, so that you can heat and cool your home at the touch of a button.

To explain just how this works, imagine how you live on an average weekday. This most likely consists of you waking up in the AM, getting ready for work, actually working, coming back home, relaxing, and then going to sleep. Evidently, most of your time is spend away from your home. With that said, why leave your AC unit on the same setting for the entire day? What is the point of spending money and energy cooling or heating a space that you aren’t occupying? When you break things down, this isn’t much different than leaving your light on in a room that isn’t being used.

If your household is equipped with a programmable thermostat, you will have:

  • More control: What is so great about a programmable thermostat is that it lets you adapt your AC unit to your schedule. During the colder winter months, you can heat up your house to a certain temperature during the morning, evening and overnight hours. This will make things more comfortable for you and your family. However, for the times that you aren’t at home, you can program your thermostat to turn off. This will help retain the desired warmness of your home, but not at the expense of your bank account.
  • Save money: With such strong control over your AC unit, you will be able to save up to $100 a year and over $1,000 throughout the course of your air conditioner’s life. This will increase the durability of the air conditioner, which will provide you with further returns on your investment. It is important to understand that a lasting system is far less expensive that those that require regular maintenance and replacement.
  • Conserve energy: The control offered to you by your thermostat also will help you with saving energy. Not only in terms of monetary savings, but in terms of energy consumption and efficient use, as well. Programming your system to cool only those spaces you regularly occupy will consume less energy with more efficiency—but not that the expense of your comfort! Choosing to use your system this smartly will lengthen your system’s lifespan.

For all of your thermostat needs, look no further than Approved Comfort. Call us today!