Can you imagine living in your home and feeling increasingly uncomfortable about the temperatures inside your house, because you’re not setting your thermostat right? Can you imagine the costs and energy consumption your home will incur when you aren’t programming your thermostat well? That can be a really frustrating situation and you can do much better if you learn how to program your thermostat for the summer and winter seasons. Check these tips out.

In the summer…

While you and your family are home, program your thermostat to about 78 degrees F.
If you don’t need to cool your home on certain days, then you should manually turn your AC off.
Make sure to program your AC to turn itself off during the hours when you’re not at home. These tips can help you to do just that:
– Turn off the heat or AC, for at least 20 to 30 minutes before you leave home every day.

– Turn the heat or AC on, for at least 20 to 30 minutes, before you come home every day.

– Lower the temperature of the heating or cooling at least an hour before you go to sleep at night.

– At least 30 minutes before you get out of bed each morning, increase the heating or cooling.

– Work on your heating or cooling thermostat program for several days until you get it right.

In the winter…

Program your thermostat at 68 degrees F, while you’re at home.
While you’re out of the home or while you’re asleep, lower the temperature by 10 or 15 degrees F.

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