A programmable thermostat is a great idea, helping you keep your home comfortable while conserving energy. However, just as with any other high-tech device, it’s only as good as how you treat it. It’s easy to enjoy your programmable thermostat when you use it the way it is intended to be used.
For helpful tips to ensure your thermostat provides years of service and functions properly, take a few tips from our Hayward air conditioning installation professionals:
Timely settings. When you program your thermostat at its energy saving points, leave them set there for as long as possible. Those 8 hour long stretches when you are sleeping or at work are ideal to enjoy comfort, while conserving energy.
Use the ‘vacation’ option when you are going to be away for an extended time period. Whether you’ll be away on a work-related trip for two or three days or a week-long family vacation, use the vacation option to keep your home a constant temperature that is also economical while you are away.
Don’t use the ‘hold’ option. This is an option available on most programmable thermostats, but avoid using it as much as possible. When you override the preset program to lower or raise the temperature in your home, it will result in higher energy costs and reduced energy consumption if done frequently.
Make sure the batteries are working. While this may sound simple, it’s one of the most important things you can do to ensure your programmable thermostat is working at peak performance. Ultimately, when the batteries are losing their charge it could result in your thermostat “forgetting” its settings.
It’s also important for homeowners who live in spacious or multiple level homes to use zoned heating and cooling, which is easily accomplished when you designate each area of your home’s temperature using the primary programmable control panel.
As trusted Hayward heat and air conditioning professionals, we want to help you enjoy a comfortable home this summer while keeping energy costs as low as possible. Questions about programmable thermostat operation? Call Ortiz Heating & A/C today.