You can also set a schedule for when you leave for holiday trips. Adjusting your thermostat is probably one of the last things on your mind when a big trip is coming up. Manually adjusting your thermostat before leaving on vacation is easy to overlook. If you know when you’ll be returning, you can prevent coming home to an icy house. Set the schedule to return to your normal temperature before you’re due to return.
Unfortunately, not all heating systems are ideal for use with a conventional programmable thermostat.
- Standard programmable thermostats aren’t recommended for use for the warming function of heat pumps. When in heating mode, a setback in temperature can reduce the heat pump’s efficiency. You’ll use less energy just keeping your temperatures as a moderate level.
- Electric resistance heating systems like baseboard heaters can’t function with a typical programmable thermostat. They require a thermostat that can control electrical circuits, and few programmable thermostats are available with these capabilities.
- Radiant floor heating systems utilize a network of pipes under floors to provide heat.They take much longer to achieve temperature change than other options, eliminating the benefits of a programmable thermostat.
Ready to see if a programmable thermostat is right for your home’s climate-control system? Please contact us at Climate Control Company. We’ve been serving western Colorado since 1956.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Aspen, Vail and the surrounding Western slope communities in Colorado about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about programmable thermostats and other HVAC topics, please visit our website.
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