You can drastically reduce your air conditioning expenditure by installing and correctly programming a digital programmable thermostat. Several studies have shown energy cost savings exceeding 20%!

According to the Federal Citizen Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), “The best thermostat for you will depend on your life style and comfort level in varying house temperatures. While automatic and programmable thermostats save energy, a manual unit can be equally effective if you diligently regulate its setting–and if you don’t mind a chilly house on winter mornings. If you decide to choose an automatic thermostat, you can set it to raise the temperature before you wake up and spare you some discomfort. It will also perform consistently and dependably to keep your house at comfortable temperatures….”

There are a couple major benefits of the programmable thermostat over setting the manual thermostats. The foremost is that you set and forget a programmable thermostat. If you are in a hurry to get to work and fail to remember to reset the manual thermostat, your air conditioner will run as usual. The other major benefit is about comfort. If you have a manual model and set it to a higher temperature during the day, it will be hot when you get home. With the programmable model, you can set it to begin cooling at the lower temperature about a half-hour earlier than you return home so once you walk in the door, the house will be cooler.

Of course, you do need to correctly program it to maximize the advantage of the thermostat. A programmable thermostat will allow you to change the temperature settings in your home automatically. If you are away all day and set your thermostat set at the identical constant temperature as when you are home, you’re paying to keep the house cool for no reason.

The advantage of the programmable thermostat over the manual model is that you won’t forget to change the settings when departing your home. Once you set it, you can forget it. You program it to a higher temperature when you leave for work and set it to a lower temperature so your Cincinnai air conditioning system has a your residence at a cool temperature when you return at the end of the day.

Generally, you can set it for five to ten degrees hotter than it is set while you are home. You will program it to begin cooling to the regular temperature about 30 minutes before you normally come back home. When you arrive, your home will be at the cool temperature that you like.

If you have pets, you normally won’t need to worry about them in the higher temperature during the day as they will normally be fairly inactive during the day when you are not at home. If this is a major concern of yours, contact your veterinarian for guidance. Many people will also leave the basement door open so the pet has a cool place they can retreat to.

Your programmable thermostat will have a manual override so it’s quite uncomplicated to adjust it if you are feeling too warm or too cool. In general, these units are quite uncomplicated to program and normally have directions written on the interior panel so you will not have to rummage around for directions every time you want to make a modification.

Triple D. Heating and Cooling strongly recommends programmable thermostats to help you cut down on your Cincinnati air conditioning costs.

Triple D. Heating and Cooling is one of the premier heating and air conditioning conrtactors serving Cincinnati air conditioning and heating systems. House owners and companies alike have come to count on Triple D for their prompt, reliable and quality service to maintain, replace and repair their Cincinnati air conditioning service needs all throughout the hot and muggy summers in the Ohio Valley.