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Programmable Thermostat at Home? Follow These Tips to Save Energy

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2017

If you have a programmable thermostat in your home, one of the simplest ways to save energy is to set up the thermostat to automatically adjust the temperature when you are away from home or sleeping.

When CFU Energy Services staff members visit customer homes, they often notice that programmable thermostats have not been set up.

With a little effort to set the schedule on your thermostat, you save money and maintain the comfort of your home. Follow these tips to maximize the savings.

Keep the temperature set at its energy savings set-points for long periods of time, at least eight hours. For example, set it to run less during the day when no one is at home.

When you manually adjust the thermostat, don’t set to it to extreme temperatures. Cranking your unit up to 90 degrees or down to 40 degrees, for example, will not heat or cool your house any faster.

If your programmable thermostat runs on batteries, don’t forget to change the batteries each year. Some units will indicate when batteries must be changed.

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat in your home, consider upgrading. CFU offers a 75% rebate, up to $50, for eligible WiFi enabled thermostats. Learn more at cfu.net/save-energy.