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Four Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat for Businesses

If you run a business, you know how important it is to keep the temperature at a comfortable level. Whether you want your customers to feel warm during winter and cool during summer, or you need to keep your building at a very specific temperature (i.e. an ice rink or hot yoga studio) then your HVAC system is critically important. However, knowing that the temperature is extremely important for your business, no matter what type it is, you have to consider the costs associated with keeping things comfortable.

Programmable thermostats have helped homeowners everywhere stay comfortable and save money on their utility costs, but did you know that businesses can benefit greatly from them as well? Making the investment in your business space and installing a programmable thermostat can not only help ensure that nobody, customer or employee, is uncomfortable while simultaneously helping you save money.

Here are just a few benefits of switching to a programmable thermostat for your business.

Reduced Energy Consumption

Your energy costs is one of, if not perhaps your greatest overhead expenditure each month, and is one that makes most business owners cringe every time the invoice shows up in the mail. However, when you consider just how much energy is dedicated purely to heating and cooling each month, you can see pretty quickly just how much of a difference a better-suited programmable thermostat can make. By shutting your HVAC system down when you’ve gone home for the night, you’ll save on not heating or cooling a building nobody’s occupying. You can even have the system turn on before everyone arrives the following day so you don’t have to deal with waiting for your building to become comfortable again.

Never Worry About Your HVAC System

Do you have an older system that has its quirks and tendencies that you have to stick to? Do you have to make sure your system is shut off when everyone leaves for the day or risk showing up the following morning to a frozen system? Risk freezing your heater if you leave it on overnight? Stop worrying about a mistake and make sure everything will be taken care of! Programmable thermostats let you automatically shut your system off or turn it on at the right time to prevent these flaws from happening.

Error-Proof Your System

Programmable thermostats can often be set with limits, flipping on and setting themselves appropriately if the temperature inside reaches an unsuitable level. For example, if you own a hot yoga studio, the system can be programmed automatically to turn itself on and start cranking out warm air if the temperature reaches a certain threshold. This saves you the time and hassle of having to wait for your studio to re-heat itself and allows you to get going again right when you arrive. This can benefit plenty of other businesses to, whether you need to keep above or below certain temperature thresholds, for whatever reason it might be.

Keep Customers Happy

Nobody likes walking into a store, restaurant, or any other type of business when the temperature inside is sweltering hot during summer or freezing cold during winter. People often come to businesses to get out of extreme temperatures, and often will leave prematurely if they’re unable to find relief. However, a programmable thermostat can ensure your office, store, shop, or any other type of business remains in perfect operation.

Call the Sterling HVAC team at Donmar Heating & Cooling today at (703) 457-8676 to request an estimate for installing a programmable thermostat in your business!
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