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Programmable thermostats have been around for quite a while now, but many Austin homeowners still have the old traditional thermostats that are extremely limited when it comes to comfort, energy savings and convenience.  If you think you’re doing just fine with the old thermostat, our HVAC professionals have a few reasons we think will convince you to make the switch!

Save on energy costs and usage.  You may or may not be concerned about helping the environment by using less energy, but you probably DO care about how much you spend on cooling or heating your home throughout the year.  Since your HVAC system uses the most energy of any appliance in your home, it accounts for a substantial portion of your energy costs.  With a programmable thermostat you can enjoy comfort without your system running all day long when your family is away at work or school, or when you’re away on vacation.  It just makes sense – and cents!

Convenience.  Imagine controlling your thermostat remotely, using your smart phone or other mobile device.  If you’ve set the AC to 82 degrees on a hot summer day while you’re away at work and decide to come home a little early, all you have to do is turn the AC down to a more comfortable temp from your phone or tablet before you leave.  Simple.

Extend the life of your HVAC system.  When your system runs all day long or cycles on and off continuously it’s working hard.  This means all of the components in your system are getting a work out, which naturally causes them to wear out sooner rather than later.  Because a programmable thermostat makes it possible for your heating and cooling system to have a “break” from working so hard while you’re away or even sleeping at night, it lasts longer.  It’s the same with any type of equipment whether a car or a washing machine; the harder you work it, the shorter its lifespan.

Why not enjoy supreme comfort, convenience, and saving up to 30% on your energy bills?  It’s the smart thing to do.

If you’re convinced and ready to switch over to today’s modern (and even “smart”) programmable thermostat, give the Austin HVAC experts at Schneider Mechanical a call today.  We want to help make your life more comfortable – and easier!