Programmable Thermostats | Alabama Power

Programmable Thermostats

Automatic Energy Savings

A programmable thermostat could be a good idea if you're away from home on a regular basis, or want to automatically lower your energy use at night. It saves energy while you're away or asleep, and then brings your home's temperature back to the level you desire by the time you return or wake up in the morning.

If you're heating and cooling your home with an energy efficient heat pump and you change the temperature control, a programmable thermostat will help you get maximum energy efficiency. Ask your heating and cooling dealer to install a programmable thermostat, and make sure it's the type specially designed for your heat pump.

If it's time to replace or upgrade the thermostat in your home, consider a programmable unit that:

  • is compatible with your heating and cooling equipment.
  • can keep your home + or - 1 degree Fahrenheit of your preferred temperature.
  • adjusts temperatures to fit your lifestyle
  • can "learn" how to operate your heating/cooling system to compensate for periods of unusually hot or cold weather.