There are many different ways to conserve energy in your home. One of the easiest ways to conserve energy is by having a programmable thermostat installed. The advantage to a programmable thermostat is the ability to have programmed settings to regulate your homes temperature in the winter and the summer – or when you are asleep, away, or home. Depending on your families schedule you will be able to set a program, and not worry about having to manually adjust the temperature in the house. By sticking to these preset programs you will begin to see savings!

The key to achieving savings with a programmable thermostat is to establish a program that will automatically reduce heating and cooling in your home when no one is home, or when you do not need as much heating or cooling. The pre-programmed settings are:

Setting Time Temperature (Heat) Temperature (Cool)
Wake 6:00 a.m. ≤ 70° F ≥ 78° F
Day 8:00 a.m. Setback at least 8° F Setup at least 7° F
Evening 6:00 p.m. ≤ 70° F ≥ 78° F
Sleep 10:00 p.m. Setback at least 8° F Setup at least 4° F

With a programmable thermostat you have the ability to set a program to run and either heat or cool the home a half hour before anyone awakens or comes home from work. This allows you the ability to save energy and money without being inconvenienced.