When You Turn Back Your Clocks This Weekend, Save Money And Energy By Programming Your Thermostat

    When You Turn Back Your Clocks This Weekend, Save Money And Energy By
                         Programming Your Thermostat

Honeywell Provides Three Quick and Easy Steps for Programming a Thermostat

PR Newswire

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

           This weekend, as clocks are set back and smoke and carbon monoxide
WHAT:      detector batteries are changed, homeowners should add one more
           quick and easy task to their Turn Back the Clocks to-do list:
           program your thermostats.
           Today's thermostats are intuitive, asking homeowners to enter basic
           information about their schedules and temperature preferences to
           achieve maximal money and energy savings. An optimal schedule
           ensures the home is comfortable during mornings and evenings when
           families are home, and goes into energy- and money-saving mode
           during the day and late at night when most families are away or
           sleeping.
           If the schedule needs to be adjusted, families with connected
           thermostats can make changes immediately from a smart phone or any
           web-enabled device, whether at work, running errands, or on
           vacation.
           Even easier, most thermostats, including all of those manufactured
           by Honeywell, come programmed with a default schedule designed for
           energy savings.
           "Programming your thermostat is the single most effective way for a
           homeowner to control heating and cooling costs," according to
WHY:       Honeywell home comfort expert Pat Tessier. "As temperatures drop
           and days get shorter, programmable thermostats are a quick and easy
           way to ensure energy and cost savings immediately."
           The average American household spends $2,200 a year in electricity
           bills; over half of this is attributed to heating and cooling.
           (Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
           When used as directed, Honeywell's Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable
           Thermostat can save the average homeowner up to $200 annually on
           heating and cooling.
           Ensure that your thermostat displays the correct time. If you have
HOW:       an older model, you may have to manually set your thermostat's
           clock back. Then follow these steps:
           1. Select the day of the week, your wake time, and desired
           temperature when you wake up. Choose your optimal temperature if
           the system is in heating mode, and your desired temperature if the
           system is in cooling mode. 
           2. Repeat for each day of the week, both morning and evening,
           depending on your family's schedule.
           3. If you need to override programmed settings – for example, if
           your family is home during the day on Thanksgiving, adjust the
           temperature up or down depending on your preferences, and indicate
           the time the thermostat should resume its normal programmed
           schedule.
RESOURCES: To get in touch with a local home comfort expert or for additional
           thermostat images, contact marie.yarroll@honeywell.com
           Visit www.wifithermostat.com for help choosing the right thermostat
           for your home, videos on how to install a programmable thermostat,
           and a rebate-finder tool to identify incentives for purchasing and
           installing a new thermostat.



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