Setting a Programmable Thermostat Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

There’s a lot of buzz about the programmable thermostat in the area of home comfort, but if you’ve avoided installing one for fear it’ll be too complicated, don’t let that hold you back. The reason for all the talk is that a programmable thermostat can truly save a significant amount of energy and dollars for your household. By establishing greater control over heating and cooling during sleeping hours or times of family absence, less energy can be expended and energy savings will result.

The kind of units on the market can vary between the basic and the more feature-rich thermostats, so of course the price range between those two levels will reflect that. All of them, however, will provide a means for you to set temperatures during specific hours of the day and days of the week, so as to control temperature most efficiently. Below is a typical sequence for setting the temperature.

  • Select whether to heat or cool
  • Choose a day of the week, or a grouping such as Monday through Friday
  • Choose a specific time of day which would represent wake-up time
  • Set the temperature desired for the home at wake-up time
  • Select a time of day when family members will all have left the house, or when they will all be sleeping
  • Set a higher temperature for this period, because no one will be home or awake
  • Repeat the process for another grouping of days, like the weekend, for instance

If you really enjoy working with gadgets, you can certainly find more interactive models that offer better graphics and more precise control, but if you prefer to keep it simple, you can achieve better home comfort and increased energy savings by following the simple steps above, or a very similar sequence.

If you should need expert advice on any home comfort issues, please call Balance Point Heating & Air Conditioning, or contact us through our website. Our locally owned and operated company has been providing top quality products and services to homes and businesses in the Fort Collins area for more than 20 years.

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