Like most personal electronics, your thermostat sometimes needs a reset. If you find yourself having some issues with your home heating or cooling system, especially after a power failure (or after someone has fiddled with the settings), a re-boot should be among the first things you try to get things back to normal.
Consult your manufacturer’s materials first for instructions on re-setting your thermostat make and model. if you can’t find directions, try one of these three methods.
Once you’ve re-set the thermostat, you’ll want to change the factory settings to ones that work with your family in your home. The settings you can control on virtually all types of programmable thermostats are:
One feature that distinguishes one programmable thermostat from another is programming flexibility: some models allow a more sophisticated combination of settings, others a more limited one.
Typical models, ranked in order here from most to least flexible, offer:
See what kind of model you have and proceed accordingly.
The U.S Department of Energy suggests the following settings for an optimum balance of comfort and savings:
One type of programmable that has become increasingly popular in recent years is a Wi-Fi, or smart thermostat.
With a Wi-Fi thermostat, you have the same ability to change temperatures at certain times a day, but you can also control your HVAC equipment from a distance via your smart phone. This makes this Wi-Fi thermostats an ideal solution for a second home, or for a busy family that spends a lot of time on the road.
Save 10 percent on your annual energy bill without sacrificing comfort by installing a programmable thermostat and using it correctly. Contact Burt’s Reliable today to learn more about Wi-Fi thermostat installations in the North Fork and East End of Long Island!