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Reduce Air Conditioning Expenses By Up To Twenty Percent With Programmable Thermostats

Author : Oscar Platikus

You can dramatically reduce your air conditioning expenditure by installing and properly programming a digital programmable thermostat. Several reports have revealed energy savings exceeding twenty%!

According to the Federal Citizen Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), "The best thermostat for you will depend on your life style and comfort level in varying house temperatures. While automatic and programmable thermostats save energy, a manual unit can be equally effective if you diligently regulate its setting--and if you don't mind a chilly house on winter mornings. If you decide to choose an automatic thermostat, you can set it to raise the temperature before you wake up and spare you some discomfort. It will also perform consistently and dependably to keep your house at comfortable temperatures...."

There are a few important benefits of the programmable thermostat over setting the manual thermostats. The first is that you set and forget a programmable thermostat. If you are in a rush to get to work and fail to remember to reset the manual thermostat, your air conditioner will run as usual. The other major benefit is about comfort. If you have a manual model and set it to a higher temperature during the day, it will be hot when you get home. With the programmable model, you can set it to begin cooling at the lower temperature about a half-hour earlier than you return home so once you walk in the door, the home will be cooler.

Of course, you do need to properly program it to maximize the advantage of the thermostat. A programmable thermostat makes it possible for you to change the temperature settings in your home automatically. If you are away all day and leave your thermostat set at the identical steady temperature as when you are home, you're paying to keep the house cool for no reason.

The advantage of the programmable thermostat over the manual model is that you will not forget to change the settings when departing your home. Once you set it, you can forget it. You program it to a higher temperature when you leave for work and set it to a lower temperature so your Cincinnai air conditioning system has a your home at a cool temperature when you return at the end of the day.

Typically, you can set it for five to ten degrees warmer than it is set while you are home. You will program it to begin cooling to the usual temperature about 30 minutes before you typically come back home. When you arrive, your home will be at the cool temperature that you enjoy.

If you have pets, you typically won't need to fret about them in the higher temperature throughout the day as they will usually be fairly inactive during the day when you are not at home. If this is a significant concern of yours, contact your vet for advice. Many folks will also leave the basement entrance open so the pet has a cool place they can retreat to.

Your programmable thermostat will have a manual override so it's fairly easy to adjust it if you are feeling too warm or too cool. In general, these models are quite uncomplicated to program and usually have instructions printed on the inside panel so you don't have to hunt for directions every time you want to make a change.

Triple D. Heating and Cooling strongly recommends programmable thermostats to help you cut down on your Cincinnati air conditioning expenses.

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Triple D. Heating and Cooling is one of the premier heating and air conditioning conrtactors helping Cincinnati air conditioning and heating systems. Home owners and businesses alike have come to rely on Triple D for their on time, reliable and superior service to maintain, replace and repair their Cincinnati air conditioning service requirements all throughout the hot and humid summers in the Ohio Valley.

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