Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Programmable Thermostat
Posted on May 2nd, 2018 by BlueMountain
Did you know that the average American household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills? It’s scary to think about all the times that money could have come in handy instead of being wasted away.
If you recently bought a programmable thermostat, then you just took one step in the right direction towards saving, saving, saving! Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Programmable Thermostat Tips
Plan Before You Program
Consider your schedule and your optimal comfort level before setting your thermostat. You can set up your thermostat to be different temperatures throughout the day depending on if you are home or not. This can maximize your energy savings, which will also help you save money at the end of the month.
- Schedule your thermostat to lower the temperature a few degrees 60 minutes before you go to sleep and increase it 30 minutes before you wake up.
- When you leave your home for an extended period, use the “hold” function to keep a constant energy-saving temperature.
- To increase energy-efficiency, program your home to 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer and 68 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter.
Don’t Make Too Many Changes
We urge you to resist overriding your temperature settings (which is why step number one is so important!). Once you’ve set your thermostat, overriding can result in higher energy bills!
Check Your Batteries
Not all programmable thermostats show when they have a low battery. Keep in mind that you should check and change the batteries at least once a year.
These programmable thermostat tips will help improve your home’s heating and cooling, as well as help you save energy! If you need help, the techs at Blue Mountain in Harrisonburg, Staunton, and the surrounding areas are more than happy to help you troubleshoot and get your thermostat set up.