Programmable thermostats are a great way to control your Houston, Texas, home’s temperature to keep your house both comfortable and energy efficient. Being conscientious when programming your thermostat can help you get the most out of your climate control system. Here are three considerations you should keep in mind when programming your thermostat.

Your Schedule

The first and potentially most important consideration you should keep in mind is your schedule. Depending on what kind of programmable thermostat you have, you can set a schedule for different day configurations. Programming it around when you and your family will be home can help you save money while also keeping a comfortable home. For example, during the summer we recommend keeping your home around at least 78 degrees during the day. This will help save you money by keeping your HVAC running minimally during the day but still make it easy for the thermostat to switch to your at-home temperature without too much strain.

Outdoor Temperature

Next, think about what season you’re in. As previously mentioned, you don’t want your HVAC running full-tilt when there’s no one at home to benefit, but you still want your home to be comfortable to return to. During the winter, the Department of Energy recommends setting your home to 10 degrees cooler when you’re not home and as high as you can tolerate during the summer.

Adjust for Vacation

Finally, it’s important to remember to change your thermostat settings if you aren’t going to be home for days or weeks. You can do this without actually changing the programming; programmable thermostats have a button that will keep your climate control system at the level you select for as long as you have it selected. If you have a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat, you may even be able to change it back to your desired temperature before you get home!

If you’re ready to make the switch to a more high-tech thermostat, let the experts at Maxx AC help you pick the right one for you. Give us a call at (281) 338-2653 to set up a consultation today.

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