The EPA estimates having a programmable thermostat and using it properly can save as much as 15% or more on your air conditioner’s energy cost. That’s a pretty impressive number—15%!
Program the unit for warmer temperatures when the home is empty or at night when it cools down. If possible, program it for longer run cycles. This helps clean the interior air and brings down the humidity inside your house. That, in turn, minimizes the possibility for mold spores, mildew and dust. You should have a programmable thermostat for winter AND summer. And maybe you’re even ready for a wireless one. They are pretty amazing and you’ll definitely feel like George Jetson.