Should I Program My Thermostat?
Besides the obvious reason of convenience, programming your thermostat can save energy. Lowering or raising the temperature while you are away or sleeping can save energy usage and reduce your air conditioner or furnace’s run time. We would not recommend setting the temperature back or forward any more than two degrees. If your air conditioner has to run for over an hour to catch up you have not saved any energy.
Fresh Air offers many programmable thermostats that can be installed at a reasonable price. Many programmable thermostats are Wi-Fi, and you can receive weekly reports on your system run times and energy savings. Your HVAC bill makes up over 50% of your energy bills; keeping track of your usage can influence changes to your energy usage.
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