After Installing a Programmable Thermostat, Make Sure You Use It Correctly for Best Results
A programmable thermostat is a great product that homeowners can use to control their overall heating and cooling costs throughout the year as long as they are being used correctly. In Pasadena, the weather can be cool in the mornings and very warm by the end of the day. If you find your furnace trying to keep up with the varying temperatures throughout the day you may want to take a look at your programmable thermostat to make sure it is programmed to reduce your energy consumption.
You may be away at work for the day, going on vacation or simply going to bed for the evening. Either way your HVAC system shouldn’t have to run consistently during these times. When you are away your furnace can take a rest if you program the desired temperature of your home to be a little warmer in the summer months and cooler in the winter months. If you are asleep, adjusting the temperature of your home by just one degree can save you money. Shortly before you return home or wake up in the morning you can have the temperature switch back to something more comfortable. You can schedule different temperatures for each day of the week with most programmable thermostat models so take into consideration weekends or other days you are home.
You can change the scheduling on your programmable thermostat anytime to fit your lifestyle. Revisit this programming often to ensure your current schedule is reflected in your settings. If you desire to save energy costs you can find times of the day where you don’t need to be running your furnace as often. Making a few simple adjustments will not only save you money but it shouldn’t affect the comfort level of your home if you pay attention to when you come and go.
You can contact Air-Tro Inc. for more information on upgrading your current thermostat to reduce your overall heating and cooling costs. Our staff can also help you learn the best way to use your thermostat correctly so you can achieve the best results possible.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Pasadena, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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