How to Properly Utilize Your Thermostat and Save Money
The thermostat is responsible for regulating the temperature in your home. The thermostat works in conjunction with your heating and cooling appliance to tell the unit when to turn on or off, based on your desired temperature settings. Learning how to properly utilize your thermostat can help ensure your home is always at a comfortable temperature for you and help you to save money. Here is what you need to know about utilizing your programmable thermostat.
Picking the Right Programmable Thermostat
In order to utilize your thermostat, you must take the time to properly pick a thermostat. Having a thermostat that best meets your needs and offers energy-saving features can help you to make the most of your unit. Consider purchasing a smart thermostat that allows you to change the settings directly from your phone as needed. Alternatively, consider whether you need a 7-day programmable thermostat or a 5-2 one. A 7-day unit allows you to set different settings each and every day, whereas a five day one is one setting, with two days (presumably on the weekend) having different settings.
Setting Your Thermostat
The next tip for utilizing your thermostat is learning how to properly set it. Take the time to read the manual and learn how your system works. Consider what temperature you have the thermostat at in the day when you are at work and what settings you have it at in the evening. Most experts recommend lowering your thermostat by ten degrees when you will not be home. It is important to note that you should not lower it too much when you are away, as blasting your heater or air conditioner to heat or cool your home quickly can be damaging for your unit and use a lot of energy.
Utilizing Hold Features
Lastly, take the time to utilize hold features on your thermostat. If you are going to be on vacation, you may want to hold your settings for a prolonged period of time. Utilizing hold settings allows you to put your heating and cooling needs on hold while you are away. This ensures the unit is not constantly running, and using energy until you return. Hold features should only be used for prolonged periods of time, not just when you are planning on being away for a day or two.
If you need help selecting a thermostat, installing a thermostat or learning how to properly use yours, Action Heating & Air Inc. can help you. Our team combines the latest in cutting-edge equipment and energy-efficient solutions for new and existing systems with a highly personalized and friendly approach. Contact us today to get started.