You may find that you will save on your heating and cooling costs by installing a programmable thermostat in your home. For example, if everyone is out of the house – at work or at school – from 7:30 am until 2:30 pm, your children get home between 2:30 and 3:00, and you and your spouse get home from work at 6:00, and everyone goes to bed at night between 10 and 11 pm. A programmable thermostat can be set once to a desired overnight temperature, a warmer temperature when everyone is getting ready to leave, a lower temperature while everyone is out, and then a higher temperature from the time your children return home from school and the time everyone turns in for the night. Programming your thermostat removes the possibility of someone forgetting to adjust the temperature and provides greater control over when the heat or air conditioning runs to provide the desired temperature in the house.

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