Avoid These 3 Common Thermostat Mistakes
December 17, 2015
1. Heating an Empty House
When you are away for the day or an extended period of time, lower the temperature by 5 to 10 degrees to save on energy bills. Allow your furnace an hour or two to fully adjust to the temperature change.
2. Adjusting Too High
Abruptly setting the temperature to a very high number does not yield faster heating, nor is it energy efficient. As a matter of fact, it overworks the furnace and is therefore detrimental in the long run. Gradually adjusting to the right temparature is the better way to do it. It’s safer for your heating system and doesn’t waste energy.
3. Staying On the Same Temperature
One may think it’s efficient to keep the thermostat set to one temperature at all times. However, doing this will prevent energy savings by not setting your thermostat back while you’re gone or at night.
For help managing home comfort and energy efficiency, programmable thermostats are the perfect solution. They automatically adjust temperature settings so your home is at a more efficient setting when you are away, but warm when you return.
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