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Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

Get More Out of Your Programmable Thermostat This Winter

Phil Laprairie

Get More Out of Your Programmable Thermostat This WinterThere's no denying that a cold Calgary winter is just around the corner. We don't know how brutal it may be this year, but preparing your home now can help keep your family comfortable this winter. Does your home have a programmable thermostat? This simple device offers an easy way to keep your home warm and save money on your heating bills.

To get the most out of your programmable thermostat be sure to:

  • Choose a lower temperature setting when your family is asleep or away from the home. Some programmable thermostats have savings set points that identify the ideal temperatures for different times of the day. Use these to help identify where the thermostat should be set.  
  • Opt for the vacation setting when you are away from your home for an extended period of time. This setting manages the temperatures in your home safely while you are away and eliminates the chance of wasted energy when the house is empty.
  • Use the manual override option sparingly. If you find yourself frequently changing the thermostat's settings manually you likely need to adjust your permanent settings. 
  • Avoid trying to heat (or cool) your house faster. Spiking the temperature to 32 degrees C won't heat your house any faster just liking dropping it to 4 degrees C won't make it cool any quicker. All this does is increase your energy costs and put unnecessary stress on your HVAC system.
  • Change the batteries (if necessary). If your programmable thermostat runs on batteries make sure you replace them on a regular basis. This will ensure your home stays comfortable and you get the most benefit out of the thermostat.

To learn more about how a programmable thermostat is beneficial to heating and cooling your home contact us at Arpi's Industry Ltd. We are committed to serving the home comfort needs of the Calgary area and look forward to answering any questions you may have.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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