Raising or lowering the temperature on your thermostat might not seem like a big deal, but it uses a large amount of energy to do so. This energy usage can come back to haunt you later in the form of your electric, oil, or gas bill. However, knowing how to properly program your thermostat could not only keep you comfy year round, but it can save you big, too. Here’s how you can program your digital thermostat to slash your energy bills.
Program Your Thermostat for Energy Savings
If your thermostat seems like a foreign object, don’t fear. Digital thermostats are relatively easy to program. While some more modern thermostats tout numerous settings options, whereas older models don’t, every version can be set to save you money.
- Program your thermostat to fit your schedule – One of the biggest money-saving tips for your thermostat is to schedule it to shut down automatically when you leave for school or work each day and set it to restart about 30 minutes before you usually get home. This will save you money and you’ll still get to come home to a comfy house after a long day.
- Program the thermostat to change an hour after you’ve gone to sleep – Most homeowners let their air conditioning system run throughout the night, but you can save money by programming your thermostat to change an hour or so after you’ve gone to sleep. Most people don’t require the same amount of heating or cooling efforts after they’ve gone to bed and are tucked under the covers.
- Program your thermostat for vacations – If you’re planning a vacation, you can use your digital thermostat to cool or heat your home differently while you’re away, which can help save energy and money.
Call the Professionals
Saving money on your energy bills can be easy when you learn how to properly program your digital thermostat, but if your energy bills continue to skyrocket, give Climate Design a call today. Our team of trained technicians can quickly diagnose and assess any problems with your AC system that could be contributing to energy costs. Find more information on how you can save on your energy bills, or contact us today to schedule an in-home consultation!