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Is Programming a Thermostat Necessary?

One question that we hear from homeowners often is: “Should I program my thermostat?” 

We understand how this is a confusing topic for some people. Thermostats themselves can be quite confusing. We want to iron out all the details for you today. 

If you’re trying to make a difference in your air conditioning in Melbourne, FL, your thermostat should be the first thing you tackle. This is the easiest way to make a real difference in your home. We want you to get the best service possible and we’ll help you do so. 

What You Should Know

Here are all the things you need to know when it comes to programming your thermostat.

The Benefits 

  • Better Comfort: You can be comfortable all the time at home. You don’t have to spend another afternoon sweltering when you hit the door. Instead, you can program your thermostat to have your home start cooling off when you’re on your way home from work. This means better comfort all the time.  
  • Precision: Programmable thermostats take all the guesswork out of your HVAC system. Precision means that you have the right temperature at the right time, all the time.
  • Cost Savings: When you don’t waste time or money trying to get your thermostat to work for you, you’re going to save yourself money too. Programming your thermostat is a great way to lower your bills at home.

When Upgrades Are Necessary

Not every thermostat out there has programmable capabilities. If you want to program your thermostat, you need to have a digital model at the very least. 

While digital thermostats (even dated ones) will do, we suggest that you go the extra mile by upgrading your thermostat to a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat. We like these models because they’re energy-efficient, cost-effective, and precise. 

If you’re already thinking about programming your home’s thermostat, you can just think about smart and Wi-Fi models as taking your programmable thermostat services a step further. Think of their capabilities as you being able to “program” your thermostat from absolutely anywhere. It helps you eliminate user error and take your energy efficiency to new heights.

If you really want to take your comfort up a step, we suggest that you go with a smart thermostat over a Wi-Fi unit. Smart thermostats learn how you like to cool or heat your home and then they can suggest energy-saving practices to help you. 

How to Program Yours

This isn’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all affair. Yours might be a little different. Generally speaking, this is how you program a thermostat. 

  1. Set your thermostat to heating or cooling. 
  2. Choose a temperature for each weekday. For example, let’s say that you want to heat up your home while you’re waking up in the morning. You’d set your thermostat to your preferred temperature at 7 a.m. for each weekday. Set your thermostat for weekdays in the same manner.
  3. Save your settings.

Bonus Tip: We suggest that you program your thermostat to 78° in the summer and 68° in the winter. These are two safe, energy-efficient settings.

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