There are few methods of saving energy that are quite as simple and effective as installing a programmable thermostat, also known as a setback thermostat or clock thermostat. When you install a programmable thermostat, you can set it to the most energy efficient temperature based on the time of day (when you’re asleep, when you’re at work, and when you come home), meaning it can help save you money 24/7—and you won’t even have to think about it!
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When you first install your programmable thermostat, you’ll need to set your daily temperature presets (this is fairly easy to do, but if you need help, call your total home comfort technician). Try to go for no more than four settings a day—any more than this and your air conditioner will need to constantly adjust to keep up with your programmable thermostat, compromising its efficiency. Most people set one preset for when everyone is at work or school, one for when they are home, and one for when everyone is asleep.
Many digital programmable thermostats also allow you to set different presets for different days, meaning you can have a more efficient setting during the week when people are out and more comfortable settings during the weekend when everyone is home.
After that, you can just let the thermostat go! It will automatically adjust the temperature to your presets, keeping the temperature under control without you having to think about it.
How can a programmable thermostat save you money? Studies have shown that adjusting the temperature up in the summer or down in winter can save you three to five percent per degree on your HVAC costs over the course of the season!
Looking for even more flexibility? A feature of many models of programmable thermostats is the “vacation override” setting, which allows you to set your thermostat to a more efficient constant temperature so you won’t waste any air conditioning while you are away. This makes it a great choice if you’re looking for a green thermostat.
Contact us to learn more about green thermostats in the Baltimore, Maryland area!
The best thing about digital programmable thermostats is that they are pretty much “set and forget” appliances. That said, there are a number of things you should keep in mind to help you get the most efficiency out of your programmable thermostat.
If you want an easier way to have maximum control over your home’s temperature while saving a lot of money on your air conditioning bills this summer, call us and ask about installing a programmable thermostat today—443-304-2379!
A programmable thermostat is a great way to save energy and money, while giving you maximum control over the air conditioning at home. At total home and comfort, we provide digital programmable thermostat installation services throughout the Baltimore, MD area. Our expert heating and cooling technicians can give you advice on the best model for you and help you understand how to use your new green thermostat.
Call us at 443-304-2379 to begin saving money on air conditioning with a programmable thermostat!