If you own your own business whether it be a small coffee shop, an office building with multiple rooms, or a large space like a gym, keeping the temperature comfortable for your employees and clients while staying within your energy budget is no small feat.Â
A retail shop or restaurant in the dead of winter might want to make sure their building is nice and toasty before their customers and employees arrive in the morning, whereas a dance studio or busy gym might want to make sure the air conditioner kicks on so that people exercising feel comfortable as their body temperatures rise.Â
Keeping Customers Comfortable
The last thing you want is customers leaving your store too quickly without browsing your shelves because they are freezing or having office workers feeling so hot and stuffy during a meeting that they cannot concentrate on work. A great solution for many businesses whether small or large is a programmable thermostat!
Programmable thermostats have many benefits, not the least of which is energy savings and increased comfort. During the cold winter months, you can program the thermostat to kick on an hour or so before anyone comes into the building so that employees are not distracted by the cold and can get right to work comfortably.Â
At the same time a programmable thermostat ensures that the air conditioning unit turns off after business hours during the long, hot summer days, saving electricity when no one is there to use it.
Programmable Thermostats Are Easy To Install
Another benefit of programmable thermostats is they are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. Typical units donâ€™t cost more than a couple of hundred dollars, and we here at Maki Heating and Air Conditioning can install the thermostat for you simply and quickly.Â
You can also choose how you would like your thermostat to be powered whether by batteries or hardwired into your building. We can easily assist you in choosing what works best for your business with a simple phone call, and can set up an appointment to come in and install the unit for you when itâ€™s most convenient for you and your team.
If you are concerned about energy savings along with saving money, a programmable thermostat offers benefits in that area as well. Many offices looking to make their company greener will choose a programmable thermostat to help keep their energy usage in check without having to constantly remember to turn the unit on and off or up or down depending on the weather. It can be set to turn off overnight and there will be no more forgetting to turn the heater or air conditioner off over the weekend, wasting both energy and money at the same time.Â
Optimize Your Cooling or Heating Plan
Programmable thermostats can also be used with mini-split systems if you have a business where only certain rooms are utilized at certain times of the day. If for example, you have a conference room that is only utilized in the mornings for meetings, you can choose to program that roomâ€™s thermostat for that particular mini-split unit to kick on a little while before the meeting in order to heat the room up and then kick off at a certain time of day when no one is using the room any longer.Â
Other mini-split units throughout the building might still be utilized during the day if customers, clients, or employees are using those spaces. In that way you save on your energy bill and help the environment at the same time because you are not paying to use energy to heat or cool rooms that are not occupied.Â
Many programmable thermostats that we offer also come with warranties so that if something goes wrong they can be replaced free of charge. Talk with one of our friendly sales associates today to see which brand is best for your business.Â
Use Maki Heating and Air for Your Programmable Thermostat!
At Maki Heating and Air we serve the Auburn, California foothills and Greater Sacramento Area, and we love helping our clients save time, money, and energy by coming up with simple solutions together.You can give us a call at at (530) 885-3449 or (916) 782-9242 with any questions you have and to schedule your appointment with us to get a new programmable thermostat. We look forward to helping you improve your energy efficiency and save on your heating and air cost!