Whether you want to save money or make your home a little more eco-friendly, upgrading to a programmable thermostat offers you a host of potential benefits.

  1. Smart Home Convenience

If you already have smart appliances or virtual assistants like Google Home, then adding a programmable thermostat can help you make your home that much more connected. Many of the programmable thermostats available now can link up with home assistant devices and smartphone apps, which means that you can control the temperature without having to physically go to the thermostat location, or without you even being at home!

One such system is the EcoNet Smart Thermostat from Rheem, which is available for purchase at Johnson Walsh Plumbing & Heating. The thermostat is WiFi-enabled and works with Rheem heating, cooling and water heating systems as well as Amazon Alexa, and allows mobile access. It even keeps you up-to-date on the local weather forecast so you can adjust the temperature in your home accordingly!


  1. Year-round Savings

Though you may not need your air conditioning in Kamloops as often as your fireplace, there’s no question that heating and cooling costs are one of the most expensive bills you have.

Programmable thermostats allow you to manage the ambient temperature in your home more efficiently, and this will help to save you money throughout the year. If you want to know more about how much you can save by installing one of these devices, you can ask our Kamloops plumbing and heating experts for a consultation.


  1. Perfect Temperatures

Whether you live alone or with a family, it can sometimes be difficult to keep a consistent temperature throughout your home. Family members may move the thermostat up or down in your absence and then forget to reset it before they leave, which means you’re heating or cooling an empty house.

Programmable thermostats can help you prevent this. Many models allow you to lock the temperature settings, and some can be programmed to maintain a certain temperature within a specific time range. This allows you to keep your whole house at a more cost-effective temperature when you know nobody else will be there.


  1. Control From Anywhere

A number of programmable thermostats can be linked to smartphone apps that will allow you to remotely control your heating and cooling no matter where you are.

For example, if you have your thermostat set quite low while the house is empty, you can use your smartphone to turn the heat up if you know you’re going to be home earlier than expected. This kind of control means that your home will always be the perfect temperature for you and your family.


It’s good to use a fireplace to bump up your heat temporarily when needed, but to keep your heating costs down during Kamloops winters, investing in a programmable thermostat is the perfect solution. Our Kamloops plumbers and HVAC experts at Johnson Walsh Plumbing & Heating are here to help with any installation questions you might have.

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