Getting the Most Out of Your Home’s Programmable Thermostat

Programmable ThermostatYou’re probably already familiar with the benefits of programmable thermostats, but Metro Express Service wants to help you get the most use out of your home’s programmable thermostat. Winter will be here before you know it, which will bring winter heating bills with it. Stay warm this winter and keep your heating bills as low as possible with the help of an Arlington heating service.

Use the Program

An Energy Star programmable thermostat has only four settings. When you let the program operate at its complete set points, your heater is allowed to operate as efficiently as possible. While a programmable thermostat can save you on degrees for the setback temperature, this usually works best when you let the thermostat run for a full stretch of eight hours.

Leave the Programmable Thermostat Alone

We know that it can be tempting to change the settings on your thermostat during a heat wave or a cold snap, but the more you manually override your programmable thermostat the more money it’s going to cost you

Use the Right Settings

Something else you can do to get the most out of your programmable thermostat is to use it the right way. If you’re going to be away on vacation, make sure that your thermostat is set to the vacation/hold setting. When you use the right settings, the temperature will be a few degrees higher in the summer and a few degrees lower in the summer when you’re away.

Feel free to give Metro Express Service a call at 817-516-0700 for more tips on saving energy and saving money on your HVAC bills.


Randy Murphy

Randy Murphy has been building his knowledge of the air conditioning and heating business for several years now. He first started applying his knowledge while working for his father’s HVAC company. Later, in 1987, Randy started his own business: Metro Express Service. He has been a top 10 Trane & Amana dealer for over eight years. When it comes to heating and cooling, Randy knows the business better than anyone.
Call Us At (817) 516-0700