a Programmable Thermostat
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Programmable thermostats are very popular today because they save energy, keep you comfy and pay for themselves in about a year. Plus, they’re convenient and practical for today’s fast-paced lifestyle.
Meet the Green Family
The Green family has two school-aged children and both parents work outside of the home. They find 72° to be the most comfortable temperature for their family.
A Winter Example
During the school year, no one is home from 7 AM until 3 PM during the week. The Green’s don’t want to waste energy and money when they’re not home; so, they programmed their thermostat to 60° beginning at 7 AM. Then, the temperature returns to 72° at 2:30 PM, just before the kids get home.
The family is home celebrating Memorial Day. Since they are home this Monday instead of at work and school, they temporarily override the program by returning the temperature setting to 72°.
Before the Green’s left for Florida on Spring Break, they programmed their thermostat to 60°. They will be gone for 10 days, so they programmed the thermostat to return to 72° the morning they are to get home.
A non-programmable thermostat can regulate the room temperature to ONE desired temperature. You have to manually change it when you want a different setting.
The Brown’s, who have gone to Grandma’s for a week at Christmastime, don’t have a programmable thermostat. They turned back their static thermostat to 60° so they don’t waste energy and money. When they returned home, it was the coldest day of the winter and the temperature inside their home was 52°. Brrr! Too bad they didn’t have a programmable thermostat!
A GREEN Choice
Programmable thermostats contain no mercury and are eco-friendly. Using less energy helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy production.
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