When you take a look at the products that your NorthStar sales rep shows you, you might not even take a look at the thermostat because you already have one. Right? We have all been there. But hear us out:
It’s like going shopping for a better toothpaste. When you are out perusing the tooth paste aisle, you might reach for the same ol’ generic brand that you’ve always bought, until you find out about a toothpaste with fluoride. After using your fluoride toothpaste for a year, you visit your dentist for your routine check-up and find out you FINALLY have NO cavities. NO cavities means you save money, time, and your dental health is thanks you. When you turn 70, your fluoride toothpaste might have even saved you from getting dentures. SCORE. You won’t ever go back to a non-fluoride toothpaste because your fluoride toothpaste has dramatically affected your life.
The same is the case for programmable thermostats! There IS indeed a big difference in a regular ol’ thermostat, and a programmable thermostat. The difference between the two may even save you time, hundreds of dollars EVERY year, as well as save the environment. We mean that seriously – no exaggeration there. It will depend on where you live to determine your savings, but you will definitely be saving money. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between programmable and non-programmable thermostats:
What is the difference between a programmable and non-programmable thermostat?
A programmable thermostat automatically sets back the temperature in your home based upon a predetermined schedule, while a non-programmable thermostat will stay at the same temperature 24 hours a day. The main advantage of a programmable thermostat is that you no longer need to adjust the setting before leaving the house or before bedtime. You can set up a predetermined schedule and the thermostat will automatically adjust as you would like it to. With the Total app available at NorthStar, you can even program and adjust your thermostat schedule right from your phone or web-enabled device.
Give me the long version. What does a programmable thermostat do that a non-programmable thermostat does?
A non-programmable thermostat has the ability to regulate room temperature to one desired setpoint. The setting on the thermostat must be manually changed if a new temperature setpoint is desired. Programmable thermostats allow flexibility to homeowners because they can be programmed to match their lifestyle. A programmable thermostat will keep you and your home comfortable while you are there to enjoy it, and will change the setpoint at programmed times to an energy savings level when you are not home. By simply planning your schedule, you can enjoy the benefits of personalized comfort and enhanced energy savings.
Why is a programmable thermostat more efficient?
Programmable thermostats contribute to overall system performance, maximizing energy savings while providing complete comfort control. The precise temperature control of a programmable, energy-saving thermostat saves wear and tear on high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment by properly cycling the equipment. Offering set-it-and-forget-it programming, programmable thermostats make energy savings automatic. Precise control delivers the comfortable temperature you want while using the energy most efficient. You really don’t have to get up at 5:30 in the morning if you would like your home to be warmer at 6 a.m. now – thanks to programmable thermostats.
Why else should I get a programmable thermostat?
Installing a programmable thermostat can save you up to 33% on heating and cooling costs. The thermostat will pay for itself, usually in the first season of use, and will continue to save you money year after year. Programmable thermostats are also good for the environment since they help save energy. Honeywell thermostats even come preprogrammed with standard settings that can be easily modified.
Why should I purchase a Honeywell thermostat from NorthStar?
There are definitely a variety of programmable thermostats available on the market, but we believe Honeywell’s equipment is the very best. Honeywell products are built to last. An example of the dedication to quality is the precious metal contacts our thermostats use. Other thermostat manufacturers may use lower quality contacts which can mean a shorter product life. Honeywell and NorthStar also provide protection against static electricity and power surge. Most of the competition has minimal, if any, electrical protection.
Hopefully this post helps you understand the difference between a programmable thermostat and a non-programmable one! If you have any particular questions, even about installation process, etc., leave a comment below and I will get right back to you. We want you to do what’s best for your home, and we will help answer any questions to help you know if a programmable thermostat will make a difference for you.