While your furnace and air conditioner may be the heart of your home’s HVAC system, your thermostat acts as the brain. It communicates with the components of your HVAC system, telling your furnace, air conditioner, and sometimes even your indoor air quality equipment when to turn on and shut off. One of the best features offered for thermostats is them being programmable, and setting a programmable thermostat schedule. Way back when, in the summer for example, you had to make a choice when leaving the house for work: Do I keep my air conditioner running at a low temperature so it’s cool when I get home and pay for the energy costs, or do I turn my thermostat up and keep my home at a higher temp for when I get home and save on utility costs? Now, with a programmable thermostat, you get the best of both worlds!
For the summer months, this is the programmable thermostat schedule we recommend using:
When it comes down to it, it all comes down to preference, as you should pick the programmable thermostat schedule that best fits you!
For more information about SMART programmable thermostats, see our blog Smart Thermostat Savings and “Should I Get A Smart Thermostat?” If You’re Interested In Saving Money, The Answer Is YES. Also check out the 2019 available rebates here Switch to a SMART thermostat and save! Get up to $100 Rebate with ComEd.