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Having a Programmable Thermostat in your Home

There are four types of programmable thermostats, each with a distinctive scheduling style. If you are not sure which one is the best for your home, contact us and we can advise you.

7-day programming thermostat. This is best for individuals or families with erratic schedules, since this is the most flexible option. It lets you program a different schedule for each day of the week.

5-1-1 programming thermostat. This has one schedule for the week, plus you can schedule a different plan for Saturday and Sunday.

5-2 programming thermostat. This is the ame as 5-1-1 programming thermostat, except Saturday and Sunday will have the same schedule you program in.

1-week programming thermostat. You can only set one schedule that will be repeated daily for the entire week.

Most programmable thermostats have a pre-programmed setting that’s supposed to be for the typical American family. You need to adjust the thermostat’s settings so it is in sync with the life you and your family have.

Programming options can be based on:

  • Wake Time
  • Sleep Time
  • Leave Time
  • Return Time

You can also reduce the amount you spend on your energy bill by up to fifteen percent. In the summer when you are home, program the air conditioner to 78°F. For the days you do not need cooling, manually shut off the AC. Keep in mind, it will kick back on if the house gets too warm. Also program the AC to shut off during the hours you’re out of the house. For other tips to help keep your home cool and comfortable, make sure to contact us and we can recommend ways to program the thermostat that is best for you and your lifestyle.