29 Dec '14, 2pm

VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

is the first step, but in order to really maximize the savings you can achieve the key is to create a program that really works with your schedule. Most programmable thermostats come with preprogrammed settings based on the hours that a typical family might keep, but not everyone is the same. Maybe you prefer to go to bed at 2 a.m. and wake up at 11 a.m.; You can teach your thermostat to keep the same hours you do just by adjusting the preprogrammed times. Once you’ve decided on your schedule, you can adjust your setbacks and your setups. If you’re not familiar with those terms, a setback is the number of degrees that your thermostat drops the temperature at certain times of the day to save energy , and a setup is just the opposite. For example, in the winter you can make it so that your thermostat automatically knows to cut the heat after you leave for work. You can creat...

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