Are you looking for ways to make your Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, home more energy-efficient? Improve your energy efficiency by using a programmable thermostat. Here are some tips on how you can get optimal results when it comes to programming your home’s thermostat.
Follow Your Manual
Use the manual that comes with your thermostat to learn how to program your particular model when creating temperature profiles for your home. No matter what model you have, you should take a moment to write out your schedule. Write down what times you need to program your thermostat to adjust for when you’re awake, when you’re sleeping, and when no one is home.
Set Your ‘Awake’ Temperature
In the winter, leave your thermostat at about 68 degrees when you’re home. In the summer, keep the thermostat set to about 78 degrees. The Department of Energy determined these settings are the most energy-efficient while still keeping a home comfortable. However, you might find these temperatures to be too cool or too warm for your preference. Set your thermostat to these temperatures initially, then adjust them as needed to find the temperature that works best for you.
Create Your Nighttime Settings
When you’re sleeping or away from home, you should either lower or raise your thermostat 10 degrees. Your body usually won’t notice the difference when you’re sleeping. Plus, you won’t waste energy heating and cooling an empty home.
Time Your Temperature Changes
When programming your thermostat, set your system to change about 20 to 30 minutes before you leave and return home. Learning how to set your programmable thermostat will help you get the most out of it.
By following these tips, you can get the best results possible. If you need help having a programmable thermostat installed in your home, contact Air Doctor Services, Inc. at 843-305-8824 today, and we can discuss your options.
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