Many people own a programmable thermostat for their HVAC system, but not everyone is maximizing its potential. Make sure that you are maximizing comfort in your Mount Pleasant, Texas, home and getting the most out of potential energy savings from your thermostat with these helpful tips.
Set an Ideal Temperature
The ideal temperature for energy savings is one that puts your thermostat’s setting as close to the outside temperature as possible. You will need to leave temperatures at optimal settings for no less than eight hours to see savings up to 10 percent on your heating bill every year. If you work outside the home, change the temperature for that block while you are at work. When you return home, adjust the temperature as needed. By programming your thermostat this way, you won’t waste energy on air conditioning for an empty house.
Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
If you don’t have a smart thermostat, consider upgrading your thermostat before winter. Although a programmable thermostat will save you money, you will see even bigger savings with a smart thermostat. With this improved device, you have complete control over your system. You will be able to make changes remotely using any internet-enabled device like your smartphone or tablet. If you’re away from home and the weather changes or there is a change in your schedule, you can make appropriate updates so that you don’t waste energy.
Learn Correct Programming Techniques
It may sound simple, but a lot of people never learn how to program their thermostat correctly. Get the instruction manual out or look up the instructions online. Watch a YouTube video on programming for your specific thermostat for maximum savings. If you have a new system installed, ask your HVAC contractor to walk you through how to program your thermostat. Also, ask about different options available in addition to the standard thermostat.
If you want to upgrade your thermostat, we are HVAC contractors you need to call. Contact Wood Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 903-285-6550 to speak with an experienced professional today.
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