Set Your Thermostat for Maximum Comfort and Savings Posted February 5, 2015 Technology Utilizing a programmable thermostat affords a lot of convenience when it comes to comfort. Not only do they allow for a variety of programs to be set based on your needs, they also make it easy to take advantage of a range of savings if used appropriately. Of course the weather in Upland can be hard to predict and the temperature swings can seem outrageous, but there are steps you can take to make sure you experience maximum comfort while also saving money year after year. Reaping the benefits of your programmable thermostat isn’t hard, and one of the easiest ways to make best use of those benefits is by understanding the schedule of your home. Every schedule is its own, but taking the time to know your needs will allow you to program your thermostat correctly and only be heating and cooling your home when it’s needed. Certainly you can take the approach of toying with it when you leave or get home every day, but why bother with it when you could have it set up to meet your comfort needs every day? It is a programmable thermostat after all, so why not use it to increase your comfort and energy savings? Programming your thermostat for large chunks of time allows it to operate more efficiently, saving you money and ensuring your comfort level is right where you want it. Setting a schedule for your programmable thermostat will give you better efficiency and more consistent temperatures, especially when you limit temperature changes to 10 degree differences or less. Maintaining a consistent temperature will also help you fight the urge to continuously walk over to your thermostat and use your “hold” button or make drastic adjustments. In addition to the basic operation of your programmable thermostat, many host a range of features that may help you lower your energy consumption and could potentially lessen your energy costs. Programmable thermostats usually come with pre-programmed settings, including specific options for work and vacation. Using these regularly help keep your system from operating when you’re away from Upland for long periods when the temperature of your home is not as important. Some programmable thermostats include an option to lock the thermostat, so when kids come home after school before you’re home, you can rest assured that there isn’t any tinkering with the temperature settings. Something else to think about is that making large temperature adjustments does not help your home heat up or cool down any quicker. Setting your programmable thermostat for any other temperature than the one you’d like to achieve only leaves you open to forgetting about it and making it too warm, too cold or wasting energy. Programmable thermostats are a great addition, and when used appropriately, they can make sure maximum comfort is achieved and may potentially save you money as well. There are a number of programmable thermostats available, so give Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland a call at 909-982-5698 if you have any questions as to which option would best suit your needs.