Getting your home comfortable and keeping it that way in the winter greatly depends on the correct use of a thermostat to regulate heat from your furnace. Here at Premier Heating & Air, your source for furnace repair in Denver, we spend a lot of time with our customers helping them to understand their programmable thermostats.
Did you know? The correct use of a programmable thermostat can roughly save a single-family home about $180.00 per year, depending on the way you set and use your unit.
It’s important to note that the correct use of a programmable thermostat changes as the weather changes. Your thermostat settings will ultimately depend on your preferences, but the suggestions below should result in energy savings, cost cutting and comfort.
In the winter months, we recommend your thermostat settings mimic the following:
- When you are home and awake, it is best to program the temperature to 68°F.
- When you are asleep or out of the house, lower the temperature by 10 to 15 degrees.
In the warmer months, these settings are recommended:
- While at home, program the temperature to 78°F.
- Manually shut off the A/C on the days you don’t need cooling.
- While away from home, save more energy and cost with every degree higher you set the system above 78°F.
In most cases, a home is controlled with one thermostat. However, if your home has multiple zones, you will need a programmable thermostat for each zone to maximize the comfort and energy savings.