Why Program Your Thermostat?

Your thermostat is the central hub for your indoor comfort, telling your heating & air conditioning system what to do and when to do it.

If you’re leaving your thermostat on one temperature 24/7 during the summer or winter months, you’re also leaving a lot of energy savings on the table and missing out on many benefits.

Here are two key benefits of programming your thermostat.

Save Money

Only pay for complete comfort when you need it. Don’t leave your system at one temperature all day on weekdays if nobody is home. Instead, while you’re away at work or other extended periods, program your thermostat to be three degrees warmer (in summer) or three degrees cooler (in winter) than you normally have it set.

Don’t be tempted to turn the thermostat up to 80+ degrees during the day in the summer months. Any more than three degrees from the desired temperature makes your system work too hard to get back to a comfortable temperature and is inefficient.


Programming your thermostat to maintain a more consistent range of temperature will ensure that your HVAC system will work at peak efficiency, driving down your energy bills. Plus, the less your system has to work, the longer its life will be.


Programming your thermostat only once when seasons change means you don’t have to make adjustments to your heat or air conditioning regularly. You can rest easy knowing your home will always be at the most comfortable and efficient temperature.

Speaking of convenience, smart thermostats also allow you to change the temperature from your smartphone if you ever want to make adjustments. If you are traveling or coming home early, you can adjust the temperature using an app or on the computer.

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For a more automated experience, some smart thermostats support geo-tracking to know when you’re nearing your home and can adjust the temperature, turn on the lights and more before you walk in the door!

Finally, some smart thermostats allow us to access your system and diagnose issues from our office. This can even prevent a visit to your home if we can diagnose the issue and let you know any basic remedies.

Next Steps

If you’d like help programming your thermostat or want explore new smart thermostats for your home, please contact us.

PS. As temperatures creep towards the 90’s, here are some special offers to help you cool off and save some cash: Mention this post and get $50 off any A/C service or repairs, maintenance plans or tune-ups. Call 770-271-7511 to book a tune-up or schedule service today!


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