But then plan for a temperature drop at evening time.
The time on your clocks will be set back by one hour when morning light saving time ends this year. You should also mark that date on your calendar to make the following alterations to your temperature control settings so your heating and A/C is primed for comfort and energy efficiency this winter. At the start and end of morning light saving time, most temperature controls automatically adjust the clock twice a year, but it’s a nice plan to check that the time has fallen back. And if it hasn’t, change it manually so your temperature control settings remain the same. If your temperature control is still set for cooling, take a moment to switch it over to heating so your home stays comfortable in spite of the colder weather and make any necessary adjustments to your scheduled programming once you’ve switched to the heating mode. By following these programming tips, you can set a schedule that matches your normal routine and provide optimal energy savings. But then plan for a temperature drop at evening time. During the evening when everyone is asleep, have the temperature drop by 11-13 degrees. During the week, set morning time adjustments, and set the temperature control 12 degrees lower if no one is home on weekdays. Setback periods that provide the greatest savings should be established. Setbacks of multiple hours per morning will save you the most money, however consider the time it takes for your heating and A/C to reach the target temperature when setting a schedule for temperature fluctuations so your home is comfortably heated up when you arrive home each morning.