How to Program Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort

Published on: January 23, 2017
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New technology can sometimes prove difficult to understand. Programmable thermostats might look intimidating, but they’re easy to use if you know how to manipulate the buttons. Programming your thermostat saves you money and gives you more control over your Alabama home.

Know Your Schedule

What time do you go to bed at night and wake up in the morning? When do you leave for work? How often do you stay home on the weekends? Knowing the answers to these questions helps you program your thermostat more accurately. For instance, you might increase the temperature half an hour before you get up and then lower it half an hour before you go to bed. You could also raise it while you’re at work, but prepare your home for a comfortable return after work.

Input Your Settings

Find out how many settings your programmable thermostat can handle, then use all of them to your advantage. Plug in the correct times that you outlined in your schedule, then decide which temperature settings make the most sense. If you shave off a few degrees during the winter, you can save considerable cash.

Use the manual that comes with your programmable thermostat to learn what each button does. Alternatively, find an HVAC contractor in our directory who can show you how to work the appliance.

Change the Settings

You don’t have to change your thermostat settings every day because you can rely on the programs to run their course. However, if your schedule changes or you decide you’re not comfortable with the existing settings, revisit your programs. Even small adjustments can improve your home comfort and help you control your energy bills.

Use your thermostat’s other features, as well. Some smart thermostats have associated apps so you can control your settings while you’re away from home.

A programmable thermostat can save you money and help you live more comfortably, but only if you know how to program it. To find a reliable HVAC contractor in your area, use our convenient search feature.