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Reasons to Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat

Just like every other appliance, HVAC systems are working with more technology these days. If you still have a manual thermostat, it may be time for an upgrade. One of the most popular HVAC features today is programmable thermostats. Programmable thermostats help you manage the temperature in your home.

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A programmable thermostat from B&L Ott makes it easy to maintain a comfortable atmosphere and add value to your home. If you live in the Berks County area, contact B&L Ott to discuss an upgrade.

Convenient and Consistent

One of the top reasons customers decide to upgrade is convenience. All you have to do is create a schedule once and the thermostat will do the rest. It will continually cycle through that schedule each week. You can also change the schedule depending on the season or time of year.

A programmable thermostat automatically changes the temperature according to your input and preferences. You can forget about having to adjust the temperature each day. You will have more time to relax with your family.

Comfort

With a manual thermostat, you likely turn your thermostat down when you leave your home. Then immediately turn it on when you get back. Unfortunately, you have to deal with a room that is too hot or too cold for a while before you are comfortable.

With a programmable thermostat, you can say goodbye to this problem. Just program your HVAC system to turn off around the time you leave and on just before you plan on arriving home. You will come home to a comfortable temperature. You may also set it to a cooler temperature at night for comfortable sleeping. The choice is up to you! If you need help programming your new thermostat, a B&L Ott’s technician would be happy to help you.

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When it’s too hot or cold, you may leave your HVAC system running while you are away. If you are away for more than a few hours, time can add up.  Your energy bill may skyrocket. No one wants to pay for something they are not using. By upgrading to a programmable thermostat from B&L Ott, you can save both time and energy.

You should program your thermostat to maintain energy-saving levels for eight hours every day. This will increase the efficiency of your HVAC system and save energy. Then set it to a comfortable temperature while you are at home. This can save you up to 30% of your typical energy bill. Within a few years, a programmable thermostat can end up paying for itself in savings.

Prevents Overuse of HVAC System

If you constantly leave your HVAC system running, you are pushing it too hard. Just like you and any other machine, an HVAC system will break down if it is overworked and not taken care of. When you leave your system running, the parts will experience a lot of wear and tear. Then you may end up having to pay for many repairs. Eventually, the system will experience a total breakdown and you will have to pay even more for a new system.

Buying a programmable thermostat can ensure that your HVAC system gets a break. You also won’t have to sacrifice a comfortable temperature. If you are forgetful, the thermostat will remember to adjust the temperature for you. It can save both you and your HVAC system a lot of stress.

Plenty of Options to Suit Your Needs

Are you interested in using the latest technology? If so, you will be interested in all the options programmable thermostats have to offer. There are a variety of features to suit your family’s lifestyle. Some models allow you to combine the thermostat with home comfort zoning. With this feature, you can divide your home into sections. Then you can separately schedule temperature changes. This is a helpful feature if you have a baby in your home.

Some models can also connect to your smartphone. With this feature, you can change the temperature from anywhere at any time. This option is helpful for families who are often on the go. If you want to learn more about programmable thermostats, contact B&L Ott. We can also help you schedule an installation.

 

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Thermostats

tranexl950 thermostatA thermostat regulates the heating and cooling system by maintaining the temperature that you prefer. It controls the release of hot and cool air by switching your HVAC devices on and off as needed. Newer and more advanced models of thermostats offer increased control for optimal energy conservation.

You can choose a temperature for your whole home or individualized rooms depending on the options of your device. Quality thermostats help contribute to increased comfort, energy optimization, and money savings.

 

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If you need to upgrade your thermostat or have any questions about how a thermostat can improve your HVAC system, contact B&L Ott today to request service. Our experienced technicians will be happy to meet with you to discuss your options and preferences.

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