Avoid These 3 Common Thermostat Mistakes

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For better energy efficiency and optimal home comfort, proper use of a thermostat plays a big role.
Here are the 3 most common mistakes homeowners make when it comes to regulating their thermostat. Being aware of these will help you avoid the same mistakes and stay ahead of the game with your family’s comfort and your home heating expenses.

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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