Programmable thermostats help your HVAC systems to run at high efficiency. These digital AC controls allow you to set weekly temperature schedules and minimize energy use. However, a programmable thermostat is only helpful if the device is set correctly. Use the following tips to set your thermostat properly and reduce energy waste around the home.
• Use Proper Installation: Installation of your programmable thermostat is important. A bad connection can make your house uncomfortable and ruin your AC’s energy efficiency. That’s why you should consider hiring a professional to install your thermostat. Even the most basic installation will require some wiring. Trust a trained expert if you feel like the repair is too much for your skill level.
• Choose A Schedule: Take your time in planning your schedule, since an accurate temperature schedule will help to maximize your power savings. Seven day models allow you to schedule each day separately, while “5+2” models allow you to group the weekdays and weekend into repeat schedules. Program your temperature to increase when the home is empty and to decrease when your family returns. These gradual changes in temperature will help to limit an overworked air conditioner.
• Optimize Your Program: A difference of one degree can make a noticeable impact on your energy bill. That’s why you should take time to optimize your programmable thermostat according to your home use and family activity. Experiment with your schedule settings to find most optimized setting for your home.
• Adjust For Vacations: Don’t forget your programmable thermostat when you leave for vacation. You can leave your home set to an uncomfortable temperature for the entire trip and save tons of energy. Remember to set the temperature schedule in the high ranges for summer vacations and to turn off the heater during winter travel.
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