You may remember older HVAC thermostats that made it hard to gauge the temperature. Many people worried that mercury could leak out if you accidentally broke the housing on the unit. Well, we’ve come a long way since those thermostats. If you still have an older model thermostat in your Auburndale, Florida, home, it’s time to make the upgrade to a programmable thermostat. Modern programmable thermostats come with a variety of features that make it easier to manage temperature and energy consumption.

Improved Energy Savings

Homes in Central Florida can save up to 15% on annual energy costs with a programmable thermostat. These thermostats allow you to save energy because you can regulate the thermostat according to your schedule.

To realize energy savings, the U.S. Department of Energy recommends that you observe certain temperature settings during the heating and cooling seasons. During winter, you can save energy by keeping the temperature at 68° when you’re awake and lowering it when you are away from home or sleeping. When using the air conditioner, set the temperature to 78° when awake, but set it higher when you are away from home.

Greater Comfort

Gone are the days of feeling too cold or too hot in your own home. Plus, you no longer have to drive back home to adjust your air conditioning system if you forgot to set it. In fact, you can leave on a cruise to the Bahamas and use a mobile app to remotely change the settings on your thermostat. You can make these updates from any internet-enabled device. Vacation programming modes are a feature of most modern thermostats.

Consult the Experts

If you would like to learn more about the energy savings and comfort that programmable thermostats can bring to your Florida home, contact Airpliance today at 863-969-9021. Our technicians will be happy to discuss upgrading your system so that you can enter the new era of smart home automation.