The Scoop on Programmable Thermostats

Everyone knows that turning your heating and cooling equipment off when you are not home is a great way to save money.

However, sometimes turning it off is not always a viable option.  With the extreme temperatures in the Midwest, turning your air conditioner off on a hot summer day could cause extreme discomfort upon returning home after a long day on the job.  Additionally, turning your furnace off in the winter could cause discomfort as well, or worse, damage due to frozen water lines.

Programmable thermostats are one of the easiest ways to cut costs and still maintain the comfort and safety needed in your home.  All you have to do is adjust the temperatures when you and your family are away from home, or asleep.  Turning the set point up or down even a few degrees when optimum comfort is not needed will lead to savings.  The thermostat will then control your equipment in a reduced mode until the time that your determine that your home needs to be at its most comfortable level.  The system will automatically begin to raise or lower the set point as that time draws near.

Studies show that raising your cooling set point 5° during the summer for 8 hours a day and 7 hours at night could lower your energy costs by 16%-18%.  In the winter time, lowering your heating set point by 10° for 8 hours a day and 8 hours at night could lower your heating costs by 14%-15%. 

Some thermostats like the Infinity Remote Access Touch Control by Carrier can even be controlled remotely through iOS and Android devices such as smart phones and tablets.

If all of those savings are not enough, there is more.  When you purchase a Carrier Infinity system from IFS Residential , you will receive the The Infinity Touch Wi-Fi thermostat for FREE!

For more information on programmable thermostats, call IFS Residential today at 636-680-2100