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How To Program My Programmable Thermostat

Your thermostat helps to regulate the temperature of your system by telling it when to come on and go off. If you have a rotary thermostat, these are inefficient. You should replace this with a more updated thermostat. This will help to heat and cool your home as you want. 

A programmable thermostat will allow you to set the temperature for when you are home and when you are away. Setting up a programmable one is easy. If you don't have experience installing thermostats, you want an HVAC professional.

Before You Get Started

Before you start to program your system, you will want to figure out your family’s schedule. If someone is home, you may not be able to adjust the thermostat during that time. When everyone is away from the home, you can, though, and you will want to make sure that you take note of this.

Programming Your Thermostat

A programmable thermostat usually offers a weekday and weekend programming system. This allows you to regulate your HVAC system for each day of the week. This allows you to set up the thermostat for when you will be home and when you are at work or even on vacation.

Installing Backup Batteries

Your thermostat is wired in with your HVAC system, but if your power goes off, you will lose all the memory in the system. To avoid this, install batteries.

Set The Date and Time

Your next step will be to set the date and time on your thermostat. Make sure that you do this, or the system may not work as it should.

Read The Manual

You will want to take a look at the manual that came with the equipment. This will help you to learn exactly how your specific thermostat works. There will be two different settings and a fan setting, so you will want to learn how to work each of those.

Program Your Weekday Temperatures

Go to your thermostat and set the switch to heat or cool and select a program. You will be able to set the thermostat to a specific day and time. You can set the temperature a different way for each time of day. 

For example, when you leave the house, you may want to turn the temperature down. Then when you are set to get home from work, you may want your home warmer, so you increase the temperature. You will have to do this step in both the heat and cool settings.

Repeating For The Weekends

Now you will want to program the thermostat for the weekends. You will want to have the HVAC system run more if you are home during the weekend. You can adjust it to your individual needs. Press the program button until it reaches Saturday. Then, you can program the settings for those two days.

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