5 Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat That Every Homeowner Should Know

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If you’re still using an analog or digital thermostat, isn’t it time you upgraded? Installing a programmable thermostat to control your home heating and cooling will make your life easier in terms of comfort, savings and convenience. Here’s how.


Programmable thermostats are available with different programming modes. Lower or raise the heating or cooling as needed at night or while the family is away during the day. Keep the HVAC system on a regular schedule of at least eight-hour intervals, for heating or cooling, to be sure it runs more economically. Continuously overriding settings can be costly.


A programmable thermostat allows a home’s occupants to rely on the programming to lower or raise the temperature. No one has to remember to reset the thermostat in the morning before everyone leaves, or interrupt other activities to adjust the system at night.


In general, your home will be more comfortable if you allow the A/C or furnace to run according to programmed schedules. Winter or summer, you can program the furnace or air conditioner to rev up before you get home, and before the household gets up in the morning, so that the home is a comfortable temperature when everyone’s moving around.

No Worries 

With a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to worry about wasting energy while you’re vacationing. Program the system to come on just enough in winter to keep pipes from freezing, and just enough in summer to manage humidity and heat that could harm paint, furnishings or plants.


Replacing an analog thermostat with a programmable one is an eco-friendly act. Analog models usually have mercury in them; when you have yours replaced, your HVAC consultant should dispose of the old thermostat in an environmentally responsible way. Programmable thermostats also help promote greater efficiency, so that homeowners use fewer energy resources.

Improve your home heating and cooling efficiency by having Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing install a programmable thermostat. We specialize in residential repair and replacement of HVAC systems in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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