ENERGY EFFICIENT WAYS TO PROGRAM YOUR THERMOSTAT

Programming Your Thermostat

Find the Best Temperature Schedule for You

  • Wake Time
  • Sleep Time
  • Leave Time
  • Return Time
  • Winter Months — For the times you are at home and awake, program your thermostat to a comfortable and preferred temperature. When you are away or asleep, lower that temperature by 10 degrees.
  • Summer Months — For the times you are at home and awake, program your thermostat to a comfortable and preferred temperature. When you are away or don’t need air conditioning, shut off the system and be aware that if your home reaches a temperature that is “too hot,” it will manually kick back on and lower the temperature to an appropriate level.
  • Adjust and tweak your program to ensure that it fits your schedule well. If you find that your initial go at it doesn’t work well, don’t be afraid to alter it until it does.
  • Increasing your heating or cooling about 30 minutes prior to waking up.
  • Reduce your heating or cooling about 1 hour before going to sleep.
  • Turn on your air conditioning or heat about 30 minutes before you arrive back home.
  • Shut off your air conditioning or heat about 30 minutes before you leave the house.
  • Consider investing in a WiFi thermostat. These allow you to program them on the go and are a great option for people or families whose schedules are ever-changing.
  • A furnace that has been set to a lower temperature during the day will not have to work “harder” to heat the home.

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