If you’ve got a programmable thermostat at home and you want to ensure that you get the most of it, then we’ve got the perfect post for you. This post is going to show you some of the simple, but important tips you should use to do just that. Check them out below.


  • Try to install your thermostat away from sources of heating or cooling, like lighting, appliances, fireplaces, windows, skylights, etc. Make sure that they aren’t exposed to drafts or direct sunlight.
  • Make sure to set your thermostat at an energy saving temperature for the long periods of time, like when everyone is going to bed or when no one is at home or in the office.
  • Don’t override the thermostat’s pre-programmed settings, because that causes you to use up more energy, thus costing you more too.
  • If you can, try to use a programmable thermostat for each zone of your house. This can help you to maximize your comfort and to save money as well.
  • Ensure that you change your programmable thermostat’s batteries every year, or whenever it says that you should change it.
  • You may need a special programmable thermostat to maximize the yearly energy savings if you have a heat pump.


Let’s just assume that you have a manual thermostat. You need to adjust the temperatures on a daily basis, before you leave home and before you go to bed. If it’s winter, you should adjust the temperature 5 – 8 degrees down and if it’s summer, you should adjust the temperature 5 – 8 degrees up. Doing this can help you to save quite a bit of energy.


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