5 Important Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat for your Business

According to Trading Economics, the U.S. inflation rate hit 7.5% in January 2022, the highest amount in decades. With high inflation eating into profits, you must naturally look for ways to cut costs wherever possible. Installing a programmable thermostat is a great way to reduce your energy consumption, and it provides several other benefits.

Cost Savings
The U.S. Department of Energy reports that setting your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees for at least eight hours per day can save you up to 10% on your heating and cooling budget. If you are heating and cooling your business whenever you’re closed, you are throwing good money out the window.

With a programmable thermostat, you can automatically adjust the temperature to account for peak periods, business closures, and more. Not only will you gain maximum efficiency, but you’ll never have to worry about an employee “forgetting” to adjust the thermostat when leaving.

Installing a programmable thermostat can provide you with more than just energy savings. When your system runs less, you’ll naturally notice fewer repairs too. You could even extend the lifespan of your unit just because it is experiencing less wear and tear. That’s why we almost always recommend a programmable thermostat when installing new HVAC equipment.


Increases Morale
Keeping the temperature regulated can be difficult if you have multiple systems or heat and cool more than one level. Programmable thermostats for commercial environments already take these factors into account. Accordingly, it’s easier to maintain a constant temperature throughout each department. Your workers will feel more comfortable, and there will be much less bickering over the indoor climate.


Wi-Fi Capabilities
Some models have Wi-Fi capabilities that allow you to control them from anywhere. This is an incredibly convenient feature if you often travel or work remotely. But it’s also great if you want to double-check the settings on your thermostat. And if someone in your office does forget to adjust the settings, you’ll be able to take care of it right away-no jumping in the car and running into work required.


Can Provide Maintenance Alerts
Keeping up with HVAC maintenance is a challenge for many businesses. If you’re struggling to remember when to change your filters or schedule a tune-up, a programmable thermostat can help. Many models provide system alerts that will assist you with keeping on top of things. Now you will never have to second guess when it is time to contact South Jersey Heating and Cooling.

Won’t Disrupt your Business Activities
Any time we perform an upgrade, our commercial clients are always concerned about the potential business impact. The good news is that programmable thermostat installation should result in minimal if any disruption to your business. Replacing your old thermostat with a newer, more modern programmable one takes only a few minutes. As such, there’s no time for a significant temperature change.

You won’t have to shut down operations and can continue with business as usual while our technicians perform the work. It doesn’t require us to bring in lots of equipment either, so your customers will probably not even notice we are there.


Don’t Miss Out on Some Important Benefits
Maximizing efficiency and reducing costs is now more important than ever in today’s economy. If your establishment does not yet have a programmable thermostat, you are missing out on some very important benefits. A programmable thermostat requires very little investment up front but will continue helping you streamline operations for years to come.


Want to know more? Then contact South Jersey Heating and Cooling to schedule a consultation.