Thermostats have come a long way since central air conditioning first became popular. They have a lot more features and benefits and they’re really easy to use for the average homeowner.
The one style most homeowners like best is the programmable thermostat. It can be set up to automatically turn your system off while you’re away, and turn it back on right before you come home. In this way you’re not wasting energy cooling an empty home. You can also use it to cycle it at night while you’re sleeping. In the winter, you can turn it down to 60 while you stay nice and comfortable under your blanket, and have the system warm up the house just as you’re getting out of bed. Once you try a programmable thermostat, you’ll never go back to using a regular stat again.