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
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
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
Even easier, most thermostats, including all of those manufactured
by Honeywell, come programmed with a default schedule designed for
"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
RESOURCES: To get in touch with a local home comfort expert or for additional
thermostat images, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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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