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DON’T just set it and forget it!

watch-thermostat-tip-2-lg_1One thing that you can count on with regards to the Northern Virginia weather, is that it fluctuates…a lot!  And I’m not talking about the variation between seasons, but rather the variation WITHIN the seasons.  It’s not a fluke with today’s weather, it’s just how it is.  So, if you’re new or new-ish to Northern Virginia, just know now that it is something you can bet on.  If you’ve been here a while, I’m not telling you something you don’t already know.

For all of you though, it seems an appropriate time for a reminder to check out your home’s inside temperature.  Of course when you are home, but especially when you are not.

One piece of equipment that can help you is the programmable thermostat.  Programmable thermostats are amazing gadgets with pretty sweet features.  Hello automation and convenience!  Energy and money savings with these little guys is not insignificant either.

Just make sure you don’t forget about your little partner when temperatures change significantly outside, as that means your temperatures inside will too.  Even with a pre-set schedule on your programmable thermostat, it is possible to manually override the temperature setting without altering that schedule.  This makes it easy to accommodate peak temperature days like today.

So, don’t just set it forget it!  At least not all year long!

By:  Sarah O’Connell