- Get Your Schedule Down. Before programming the thermostat, it’s important to take into account you and your family’s home lifestyle. For example, consider when your family wakes up, when they leave for the day, when they come home, and when they go to bed. These four times of the day will dictate when you should program the thermostat to adjust the indoor temperature. Also, if someone is typically home during the day, this should be factored into your program settings.
- Set It and Forget It. In the winter, Spencer recommends dropping the temperature by 8 degrees when you’re away from home or asleep. (In the summer, you can raise the temperature by 7 degrees while you’re away and about 4 degrees when sleeping.) While the exact temperature setting should be based on your family’s personal comfort needs, the location of your home, and your desire to reduce your energy consumption, following is an example of temperature settings offered by Lennox that will help save energy and lower your heating and cooling costs:
Setting Time Temperature Setting
(Winter Heating Season)
(Summer Cooling Season)
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