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4 Thermostat Program Settings You Should Know About

January 26, 2016

When you buy a programmable thermostat, you might find the various settings overwhelming. However, each of these settings serves a valuable purpose. Use your thermostat correctly and you can improve comfort and save money on energy bills. Check out these four essential thermostat program settings that can be of great benefit in your Atlantic Beach, Florida, home.

Program Your Setback Settings

The setback option allows you to change your thermostat automatically instead of manually. For instance, you might want to turn up the thermostat in the morning just before you wake up, and then turn it back at night as you get into bed. Similarly, you could program a setback for the hours your family members spend at work or school.

Program Your Location Settings

Some smart thermostats ask for information about your home and geographic location. If you program that information into the thermostat, the device can use it to create the most effective settings for your home, based on weather and humidity conditions, for example. It can also help your system learn your habits faster, which means greater savings.

Turn On Reminders

The most sophisticated programmable thermostats display reminders and alerts that help you to maintain your HVAC system more effectively. They might warn you when you need to change your air filter or when it’s time to schedule professional maintenance. Make sure you turn on these features so you can benefit from them.

Program Your Vacation Settings

In addition to the everyday settings, you can take advantage of your thermostat’s vacation settings. If you head out of town, you can set your thermostat to maintain specific temperatures so that you don’t waste energy. Avoid turning off the system entirely; simply program a lower temperature in winter (higher in summer) and turn on the vacation program to benefit from this feature.

Modern thermostats offer a full range of convenience and safety features that give you more control over your HVAC system. If you are interested in more information about these thermostats, give Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating a call at (904) 574-5619 so we can evaluate your HVAC system and install the right thermostat for your home.

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