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Here's How to Program Your Thermostat

Modern programmable thermostats offer greater convenience and improved energy efficiency for your Denver home. However, the benefits of these devices are lost if you do not program them to reflect your regular schedule. Here are some helpful tips on how to program your thermostat to optimize comfort and efficiency throughout the year.

Programming Your Thermostat

Most modern thermostats are easy to use and can offer years of convenience with just one round of programming. Depending on the model of your thermostat, the settings could include any or all of the following:

One week: If your workweeks are fairly predictable, you can set a Monday-Friday schedule. For example, if you’re comfortable at 72 degrees, you can program your thermostat to bump up the temperature to 80 degrees or higher while you’re away. This will save you a hefty chunk of change.

5-1-1: This setting allows you to set one schedule for workdays and another for each day of the weekend.

5-2: If you want to create a very specific schedule, this is the setting for you. This option lets you set your thermostat to operate on a Monday-through-Friday schedule and separate schedules for Saturday and Sunday.

7-day: Create individual schedules for each day of the week.

Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

Did any of the above confuse you? Did it sound like too much of a hassle? Then consider a smart thermostat. It creates a cost-effective schedule for you by learning your everyday routine. It knows when you’re coming. It knows when you’re leaving. And it adjusts the temperature automatically for both your comfort and cost savings.

Smart thermostats offer unparalleled convenience. Many of these devices can learn your temperature preferences to create a customized climate control schedule with minimal input from you. The most advanced of these thermostats utilize geofencing technology to adjust temperatures for optimal comfort when you are close to home.

Your smart thermostat can often collect data about HVAC energy use and average temperatures to help you manage your utility costs while allowing you to prioritize indoor comfort for yourself and your family. Most smart thermostats are designed to use your home's Wi-Fi connection to allow easy adjustment of temperatures through your smartphone. This way, you can change your thermostat setting on the fly to accommodate varying schedules more easily.

Making a relatively small investment in a smart thermostat can pay off in lower costs for cooling or heating your Denver home.

At AAA Service Plumbing, Heating & Electric, we offer a full range of thermostats designed to suit your needs. Give us a call today at (303) 622-3449 to schedule an appointment with our team of heating and cooling experts. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.

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