The programmable thermostat has to meet some criteria to get Energy Star certification. In order to earn this, they need to have a default energy program that has the ability to control two different programs to attend the various needs of weekends and weekends and four temperature settings or more for every day. Its function is to maintain your air conditioning unit and furnace by switching them on and off depending on the default energy saving program or user programmed settings. Various pre-defined programs have control in hot weather for the air conditioner and cold weather for the furnace.
The functioning of the programmable thermostat
It will switch on and control the wanted or programmed temperature depending on the time during the day. For instance, majority of the people do not like waking up to a cold room or house in winters. Default settings start heating the house at 6 am to around 70 degrees F. Then after two hours, the temperature goes down to 62 degrees as family members are at school or office. After that, by the evening at 6 pm the temperature goes back to 70 degrees because the family is home. Moreover, at 10 pm the temperature once again goes to 62 degrees. This program continues each day, and you can change the setting if you want.
The cost effective measures
Be aware of the fact that a programmable thermostat will save your costs if you use it properly. If you want to save money, you should use any of the pre programmed settings or a customized setting you make for your certain requirements and leave the device to itself. You will save extra bucks if you set it and allow the thermostat to function on its own after that. Try not to bypass the program every now and then.