Reasons to Use a Programmable Thermostat

Reasons to Use a Programmable Thermostat

Programmable thermostats are great additions to any home when used strategically. For example, when everyone is out of the house for the day, program your thermostat for a few degrees higher than comfortable in the summer and a few degrees lower in the winter. This lessens the load on your HVAC system while still ensuring you keep comfortable when you are at home. Here are four reasons our customers love using programmable thermostats.

Relationship Protector

Imagine not having to argue with your spouse to stop turning down the thermostat, or not having to think up creative punishments for the kids every time they crank it up like they live in Antarctica and not next to the Sonoran Desert. Imagine simply setting the temperature and having everyone leave it alone. That’s what it means to have a programmable thermostat. 

Green Savior

On a more global note, these devices work to reduce your carbon footprint by only putting your HVAC system into use when it’s needed. In most American homes, air conditioners can use up more electricity than anything else. By setting the thermostat strategically, you are ensuring that the energy being put out by your air conditioner or furnace is actually being used. 

Budget Defender

When you’re using less energy, you’re reducing your monthly utility costs. Some homeowners report saving 10-30% on their heating and cooling when they integrate a programmable thermostat into their HVAC system. Over time, these costs add up to significant savings. 

Lifespan Extender

Let’s not be too dramatic, we don’t mean that a thermostat will add an extra year or two to your life, but it will do that for your HVAC system.  If your HVAC components do not have to work as hard, they experience less wear and tear. That means fewer repairs and a longer functioning life.


In conclusion, it’s clear to see that programmable thermostats offer great benefits for homeowners. When you’re ready to make the switch from your old school unit, we will be here to help you! Contact our team of HVAC specialists at McMillin Air to get started!


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