Get the Right Thermostat to Improve Your Home’s Efficiency

Your home might feel too cold during the day, or maybe too warm during the night. A shift in temperatures can sometimes be fixed by adjusting your thermostat, but is your thermostat running at its peak efficiency? Setting the right temperatures is one thing, but having the correct thermostat is another.

There are a few different types of thermostats, and knowing about each one can help you decide which is best for your home. First, there are manual thermostats, where you need to manually move the needle whenever you want to adjust the temperature. These can typically be found in older homes, and are ideal for homeowners that prefer a fixed temperature.

Another common option is a programmable thermostat. Programmable units allow you to schedule different temperatures for different days and times. You can set specific settings for when you are away from home, and can program your thermostat to kick in shortly before you get home for work, so you won’t have to come back to a chilly house.

Technological advancements have also allowed smart thermostats that you can program and control from your phone, tablet, or computer. If something unexpected pops up during the day, you can adjust your thermostat from anywhere with your phone to adjust the temperatures accordingly.

When it comes to efficiency, a programmable thermostat is one of the best options. Some programmable thermostats let you program workdays and weekends, or even each day. With weekdays, you can adjust when the heat kicks in and at your desired temperature, so you know you won’t be using extra energy when you don’t need it. You will feel the difference at home, and notice the difference in your utility bill.

The Department of Energy says that you can save as much as 10 percent on your heating bill just by setting your thermostat back 7-10 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 hours a day. During the winter, you can also save energy by setting the thermostat to 68 degrees while you are awake, and lower while you are asleep or away from home.

When you want your home to be more comfortable, and when you want to spend less on your utility bill, find the right thermostat for your house. Sunrise Heating & Plumbing can help you make the right decision, and can help repair, service, or install.

Call Sunrise Heating & Plumbing today at (616) 293-9326. By providing exceptional customer service, and our highly-trained and experienced staff can handle any problem.