Programmable Thermostat Installation

Few methods of saving energy 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.

Digital Programmable Thermostat Installation & Replacement

    When installing 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 it under control without you having to think about it.

    Saving Money Is Easy with a New Programmable Thermostat

      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 season.
      Are you 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.

      How to Get the Most Out of Your Programmable Thermostat

        The best thing about digital programmable thermostats is that they are “set and forget” appliances. That said, there are several things you should keep in mind to help you get the most efficiency out of your programmable thermostat.

        • Make sure your programmable thermostat is installed in the right place. For best results, install your programmable thermostat on an interior wall away from heating or cooling elements (including heating or cooling registers, windows, doors, fireplaces, bright lamps, etc.). This will ensure an accurate reading and ensure your programmable thermostat provides maximum efficiency.
        • Try to keep your presets limited to two or three at the most. Changing it too often will cause your air conditioner to short cycle, significantly decreasing its efficiency as a green thermostat. Also, don’t try to crank the thermostat down if you want to cool off faster—doing this won’t affect the cooling rate (this applies to all thermostats, not just programmable thermostats).

        If you want an easier way to control your home’s temperature while saving much money on your air conditioning bills this summer, call us and ask about installing a programmable thermostat today—443-304-2379.

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