A programmable thermostat lets you program how and when the thermostat controls the temperature of your home based on your schedule. If you need your mini-split to start cooling your place an hour before you get home, your thermostat can do that automatically. Instead of setting a consistent temperature before you leave, you can program your thermostat to adjust by itself while you’re gone.
Certain models of thermostats allow for custom cooling and heating in each room. You can keep one room hot while another remains ice cold through the same system.
When used correctly, a programmable thermostat can save up to 10 percent on annual cooling and heating costs. Smart thermostats are more efficient since they can develop customized programs adapted to your family’s living habits. The thermostat automatically adjusts itself for optimal savings when the home is unoccupied and returns the temperature to the original setting just prior to the arrival of the first family member. Most smart thermostats have WiFi, so you can track the temperature or change the setting remotely.