Conserve Energy by Programming Your Thermostat

June 12, 2012 6:31 am Published by

One of the most important questions one can ask about their home in the summer months is, “How can I conserve energy this season?” Taking simple steps to conserve energy can lead to a significant savings on your monthly utility bills and reduce wear and tear on your air conditioning system. Programming your thermostat is one of the easiest ways you can conserve energy. Most home owners manually change their thermostat throughout the day and often forget to turn off or raise the temperature in their home when they are away. Our air conditioning experts at Service One Air Conditioning can offer some tips on how to save energy.

Scheduling Options

Most programmable thermostats offer a convenient scheduling feature that allows you to set a schedule for your weekly activities. Your thermostat may offer a 7 day schedule, a 5 plus 2 day schedule for weekdays versus weekends, or a 5 plus 1 plus 1 schedule for weekdays and then two different weekend schedules. Your thermostat has four time of the day settings, which include wake, daytime, evening and night. Programmable thermostats also have vacation and hold settings to retain your schedule for an extended period of time. Our air conditioning service technicians will show you how to navigate through these options to set up your system schedule.

Temperatures

To achieve the best level of energy conservation this summer, schedule your programmable thermostat to raise the temperature of your home by at least 7 degrees while you are away from home and by 4 degrees while you are asleep. By utilizing these features, you could save hundreds of dollars on your utility costs and reduce your home’s environmental impact.

Programmable Thermostat Hints

Check your thermostat’s battery every six months to ensure it retains your settings. Our air conditioning service technicians can also do this for you during your spring and fall tune-up visits. Avoid the temptation to tinker with the thermostat settings, as doing so can reduce your air conditioning system’s ability to conserve energy.

At Service One Air Conditioning, we offer a complete line of air conditioning heat-ac-services in Longwood to help you conserve energy this summer. When you need air conditioning heat-ac-services, our team at Service One Air Conditioning is here for you. Call us any time of the day or night at 407-966-4441 for AC repair or service.

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