Installing and using a programmable thermostat can help you save energy and reduce your heating and cooling costs. Many programmable thermostats have a number of features which can be quite useful. For example, you can set your thermostat to allow for a lower (or higher) temperatures during the periods you do not need as much heat / cooling (e.g. when you are sleeping or when you away from your home for school or work). Some thermostats also have a Hold Temperature function which is handy if you are going to be away from your home. Last but not least, perhaps the most useful function of a programmable thermostat is that once the program has been set you no longer have to worry about turning your heat off!
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