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Program Your Way to Savings
Did you know that if you adjust your thermostat by just one degree every night before you go to bed, you will save about 1% of your total energy bill? If you adjust it more, the savings will increase. So when you are sleeping or gone for the day, making those small adjustments can really add up to significant savings. Follow the se programmable thermostat tips from Getzschman to program your way to savings.
On busy weekdays when your home is empty, raise the temperature set point as you leave the house. You can actually adjust the temperature by 8-10 degrees. So if you normally keep your house at 70 degrees, up it to 78 during the day. The air conditioner will still run occasionally throughout the day, but less often, saving energy. When you get home, lower it back to normal temperatures. Then at bedtime, after everyone is asleep no one will notice that the house is a few degrees warmer, raise your thermostat to 75 degrees.
If you are very organized, you can do this manually. When you wake up each morning, adjust your thermostat to comfortable levels and then adjust it again as you leave the house for work. When you return home, you probably want it a little cooler indoors , but once you head off to sleep, it is time to adjust it again. If you are like me, with all those ups and downs, you are likely to forget and end up overheating or overcooling an empty house. No worries, a programmable thermostat will do the remembering for you. A programmable thermostat can adjust the temperature before you come home so your house is a welcome relief on those hot summer days or frigid winter evenings.
If you are like most families, your weekend schedules are different from your Monday – Friday routine. People are in the house longer in the morning with more irregular times in and out throughout the day, and bedtimes may be later. With a seven day programmable thermostat, you can customize the temperature settings for your lifestyle. These smart devices will also store settings for summer and winter, so each year all you need to do is flip the switch between seasons and the thermostat will do the rest.
What if it is unseasonably warm or cold, you have a large party or simply feel colder or warmer than normal? That’s no problem: you can always manually override the system for a few hours. Then it will automatically return to its regular program.
There are a number of different models. Which one makes the most sense for you? Simply give us Getzschman Heating & Cooling call and we will be happy to help.