A programmable thermostat offers an inexpensive but powerful way to save energy in your Dublin, Georgia, home. Once our HVAC technician installs the thermostat, however, it is important that you program it correctly to maximize efficiency. Here are three effective ways to program your thermostat.
Separate Weekday and Weekend Settings
You want to save money on your electric bill, but you don’t want to sacrifice home comfort for your bank account. One way to use a programmable thermostat is to use a 5-2 schedule. This means that you use different settings for the five weekdays than you do for the two weekend days.
Program the thermostat at a higher temperature while you’re at work during the week and set it so the temperature starts to get lower about half an hour before you arrive home in the evening. On the weekend, you might set it to run at a higher temperature during the day, but schedule it so you can sleep in without sweating through the sheets.
Seven-Day Programming Schedules
If your schedule doesn’t conform to weekday-weekend norms, you can choose a thermostat that allows you to create different settings for every day of the week. This type of thermostat works well when your schedule is unpredictable or is likely to vary each day.
You can always override your settings if your schedule changes. However, by creating different patterns for each day, you’ll exert maximum control over your energy savings and maintain a comfortable home.
You might have planned a vacation or two this summer, so you don’t forget about your programmable thermostat as you prepare to leave. Most modern devices offer vacation settings that allow you to override the existing programming so your system doesn’t run as often while you’re away.
Learn how to program your thermostat so it takes over the heavy lifting when it comes to energy consumption. To discuss your HVAC needs — from air conditioners to how to program your thermostat, contact Pruett Air Conditioning today at 478-298-4115 to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.
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