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Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

When you live in the place many people wished they lived – Arizona – you enjoy many advantages, especially the weather. We have a temperate climate and good air, so our quality of life is better than most. Phoenix also has temperature fluctuations many homeowners in other locales wouldn’t understand; we can have summery afternoons and chilly-to-freezing evenings in the fall and winter, for example. You can’t change the ocean or the weather, but people with active lifestyles easily control their home’s interior temperatures with a programmable thermostat, and you can too.

Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat

The U.S. Department of Energy recommends programmable thermostats to lower heating and cooling costs “without sacrificing comfort.” Proactive homeowners have always adjusted thermostats manually to deliver maximum heating and cooling comfort. However, a programmable thermostat can store and repeat six or more temperature settings per day.

Climate Control

In a perfect world, every room of your house would be the same temperature. But windows and skylights, insulation variables, and other factors change the climate in each room of your home. A programmable thermostat can give you control over rooms’ “climate zones.”

Customization for Phoenix

Your HVAC system and most of your appliances are built for homes from Phoenix to Fargo, but a programmable thermostat can be customized for just about any place on the planet. You can increase cool air delivery during the summer months and add warmer air to your home when it needs it.

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Energy efficiency upgrades are the norm for conscientious property owners who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Your first step toward conservation is a whole-house energy audit. Saving energy with a programmable thermostat is a great start. An energy audit will expose other areas in your home that are energy-loss culprits. Many which can possibly be easily and affordably repaired.

HVAC Optimization

With a programmable thermostat, your HVAC system maximizes its efficiency because of its heating and cooling schedule. It will help your older unit perform better and is usually recommended for new heating and air system installations.


There’s not much cost difference between a manual or programmable thermostat. However, your heating/cooling bills average $102/year savings and life-cycle savings average of $1,899.