A programmable thermostat is a thermostat with the ability to adjust home heating and cooling equipment according to a pre-set schedule. For instance, a programmable thermostat could be set to maintain a home temperature of 72 degrees throughout the day, and 65 degrees from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. every night.
How to save money with a programmable thermostat
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you could save as much as 10% on your home heating and cooling costs each year, simply by adjusting your thermostat 7–10 degrees from its normal setting for eight hours a day. For example, if you normally keep the house at 74 degrees, you could program your thermostat to turn the temperature down to 67 degrees at night, since cooler temperatures are more conducive to sleep.
Programmable thermostats that are actually easy to use
Lennox offers a variety of programmable thermostats that make it simple to maximize your home comfort and energy savings. Available with a touchscreen or button display panel, ComfortSense® thermostats make programming an energy-saving schedule remarkably easy. And the advanced iComfort® Wi-Fi thermostats take it even further with smart features like Weather-On-Demand, diagnostic reporting and the ability to adjust settings from anywhere with a mobile device.