Thermostats have made leaps and bounds in terms of technology over the
last couple decades. In the past, a thermostat was a simple mechanical
switch on the wall that turned your HVAC system on and off when temperature
went above or below a certain threshold. This kept your home comfortable,
but didn’t give you a lot of control over when or how the system
turned on or off, and you’d have to make every adjustment yourself
in order to cut back on your energy use.
Today, programmable thermostats can change themselves to maximize your
energy efficiency, following instructions you program in. This not only
does away with the headache of worrying about whether or not you set your
thermostat correctly, but can offer you plenty of other benefits too!
The benefits are particularly great for
business applications, where the temperature is critical both to the comfort of
your employees and customers as well as the services your business offers.
Here are four of the benefits of installing a programmable thermostat in
Reduced Energy Consumption
Your energy consumption is one of your largest overhead expenditures every
month. Whether you run a small office that uses computers or a massive
plant that uses loads of specialized high-voltage equipment, opening your
power bill each month can turn just about any business owner’s hair
gray. However, since heating and cooling is a massive energy consumer,
reducing the amount of energy you use to keep your business comfortable
can save you a bundle each month. On top of that, you won’t notice
that anything in terms of your business’s comfort levels has changed.
Fewer Large Problems
Commercial heating and cooling systems are prone to their own range of
issues, and sometimes all it takes is a small mistake to send your system
plunging into disrepair. For example, some large systems can freeze over
if left on overnight, either in heating or cooling modes. However, worrying
about this happening is a thing of the past with a programmable thermostat!
You can program your thermostat to turn the temperature to an appropriate
level or shut off completely when everyone leaves for the night, thus
preventing freezing. You can even have it turn on again in the morning
before everyone arrives so the office remains comfortable all throughout
Error-Proof Your System
Do you run a business that’s highly temperature-dependent, such as
an ice rink or hot yoga studio? If the temperature goes outside an accepted
range, your entire operation could be compromised. With a programmable
thermostat, you can protect yourself against these problems by having
your system automatically turn on and bring your temperature back within
acceptable levels. And here’s the best part: you don’t even
have to be there to do it! Many systems can adjust themselves and turn
on or off to keep the temperature at an appropriate level with no input
from you. Thus, no worrying about a poorly-controlled temperature coming
back to hurt you.
Keep Patrons & Employees Happy
Nobody likes to shop in a store that’s sweltering on a hot summer
day or in one that’s as frigid as the winter air outside. Likewise,
nobody likes to work in a place like that either. One of the keys to a
successful business is one that’s welcoming and inviting to both
customers and employees alike, and that’s what a programmable thermostat
can offer you.
Find out more about installing a programmable thermostat in your business
by calling Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC at (888) 660-4337 to
request a service quote from our Palm Beach County HVAC professionals!