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An Easy Guide To Using Your Programmable Thermostat

Getting the most out of any type of equipment is easier when it’s used correctly, a rule that definitely applies to programmable thermostats. These thermostats were designed to be used to maximize both comfort and energy savings. Below are few simple tips for getting the most out of your programmable thermostat.

A guide for using your programmable thermostat

  • If your particular unit uses batteries, change them yearly as a routine. Fresh batteries are a must for peak performance.
  • The “hold” feature allows you to override your set temperatures. When overriding programming, do so sparingly. You’ll end up using more energy and canceling out some of your energy savings.
  • Two common hold features on programmable thermostats are temporary and vacation/permanent. Use the vacation/permanent feature only for extended periods when the home will be unoccupied. Do not use this feature for daily use. It’s designed for increased energy savings over longer periods.
  • Do not use extreme settings to warm or cool the home more quickly. This is wasteful. Set levels at reasonable levels and your home will achieve the desired temperature just as quickly.
  • For homes with zoned temperature control, a programmable thermostat in each zone will ensure peak comfort and efficiency. Be sure to coordinate programming for each zone.
  • If you’re using the override settings often, you’re wasting energy. Consider why you’re using the override or hold feature at certain times, and re-program the thermostat accordingly.

Programmable thermostats have been developed and designed to flexibly fit any lifestyle and reduce energy costs. Following these suggestions, finding the programming that fits your household the best and sticking to that programming will more than pay for your investment in a short time.

Got questions about programmable thermostats? Contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration & Electric. With our 60 years of experience and expertise in the Yuma area, we’re always ready for your questions. Count on us for the best in service and customer satisfaction.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about programmable thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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