The Higher Standard

Serving Odessa-Midland and the Permian Basin Since 1947

The Fall can be a tricky season. Especially here in West Texas, temperatures vary a lot. It can be in the 90s one day, snowing a day or two later, then back in the 90s. If you’ve lived here for any length of time, you know this is not an exaggeration. But how does this affect your HVAC? Surely switching back and forth from A/C to heat is hard on your HVAC, and makes it tough to stay comfortable. However, there is a solution that can help. In this post, we’ll discuss the rise of programmable thermostats and how they can help keep you cozy, no matter the weather outside!


The goal is to keep you comfortable and be energy and cost-efficient at the same time. Keep these goals in mind as you explore options for thermostats.

You’re probably already familiar with a traditional thermostat. You set the desired temperature, then your unit either heats or cools until it reaches that level. This is fine most of the time, but what if you’re gone all day? You don’t want to pay to keep it warm while you’re not there, but you do want it to be nice when you arrive. 

This is where a programmable thermostat comes in. You can set it to begin heating or cooling on certain days or times, so it’s ready for you when you arrive. For example, maybe the air conditioner or heater is set to kick on about 30 minutes before you usually arrive home from work. That way you stay comfortable while keeping your bills low.

You might even set the temperature at a level slightly out of your comfort zone before you arrive home, then move it into your comfort zone when you are home. There are many options to keep you comfortable and save money.

Many current models of programmable thermostats even sync with your cell phone so you can make adjustments from wherever you are!


At The Darville Company, we’ve got the thermostats – and the programmable thermostats – to meet the needs of your home and family! Call us today at 432-580-9675 to make an appointment. The Darville Company is the Higher Standard!

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