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    Jun 26, 2014

    posted by: McCall's Supply, Inc.

    3 Big Ways to Use Thermostats to Control Your Comfort

    3 Big Ways to Use Thermostats to Control Your Comfort

    How is your comfort determined by your thermostat?

    3 Big Ways to Use Thermostats to Control Your Comfort
    Summer sizzles outside, but it’s nice and cool inside! Even when you’re not home. Wait, that’s not the best idea, is it? You want a comfortable cool when you’re home and energy savings when you’re not. You can have both with a programmable thermostat.

    Here are 3 ways to use thermostats to control your comfort.

    1. Comfort When You’re Home

    Programming a thermostat so that it keeps your favorite temperature when you’re home is a huge benefit. Not having to manually turn the temperature up or down makes your comfort automatic and you don’t have to think about it because your home will already be at your desired temperature.

    2. Energy Savings When You’re Away

    When you’re not at home you can keep your home warmer in the summer and cooler in the winter. Programmable thermostats allow you to set them for each day of the week based on your personal schedule and when you’ll be in your house and when you’ll be away. Changing the temperature when you’re away to use less energy will also save you money on your energy bills.

    3. Prepping for Your Arrival

    When you have to manually adjust the thermostat in your home, you can make it warmer in the summer to save energy, but then when you get home you’re stuck waiting for the house to cool off, and a lot of people have a tendency to crank the air conditioning when this happens. Doing that not only taxes your HVAC system, but it basically negates the energy savings from turning the air down when you left the house. A programmable thermostat can be set to change the temperature in your home to your desired comfort level before you return, so your house is just as cool as you like it when you return.

    What’s so great about programmable thermostats? Everything! If you’re a customer looking for the right thermostat for your home, contact the nearest McCall's dealer to you!

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