If you’re losing a lot of money on your heating or air conditioning bills, it may be time to invest in a programmable thermostat. Winter is already here and people are still rushing to get their HVAC system fixed and their windows repaired so that no energy, and thus, money is wasted. However, if you’ve already been through all of that and still need a way to save money, a programmable thermostat is the perfect solution!

What is it?

A programmable thermostat is a thermostat that allows you to set specific times for your heating or air conditioning to come on. However, depending on which one you choose, it will have different intervals that you can set. Below are the options you’ll have available to you:

 

  • 7-day model: This model allows for a separate heating and cooling cycle for every day of the week.
  • 5+2 day model: This model allows one schedule for weekdays and another for weekends.
  • 5-1-1 day model: This one allows you to set one cycle for weekdays and another two for the weekend.

 

It’s important to pick one that will work with your schedule. If you’re gone a lot and at irregular times, it may be worth it to invest in the 7-day model because it allows for the most customization.

When you use a programmable thermostat, you’ll see a significant drop in your heating and cooling costs because you’ll be able to tell the thermostat to turn on just when you’re home or about to get home. And if you’re gone on vacation you won’t have to worry about your house being heated or cooled while you’re away.

If you’re looking for HVAC contractors in Essex, Vermont, don’t hesitate to call Jay Mechanical. We’re your Top Rated Local® heating and cooling, and plumbing service company!