Skip to main content
Health & Safety    |     Guardian Maintenance Plans    |     Filter Replacement Program     |     Promotions   |      Call Today: 800-840-3346        

Setting Your Thermostat Each Season: Your Guide to Home Comfort This Spring

HVAC professional showing a homeowner how to use their smart programmable thermostat

Feel Great All Year Round with These Thermostat Programming Tips

We’re big proponents of feeling comfortable, whether enjoying a warm summer day or trying to stay cozy while it’s too brisk outside around Kirkland or the Greater Seattle area. Comfort is key!

With a professional thermostat installation, you can change how you heat and cool your home by setting things to run according to a pre-set schedule. Keep reading below to learn about thermostat porgramming tips for each season (give or take a few degrees, depending on your preferences and climate).

SEE ALSO: Why Should My HVAC Technician be NATE Certified?

Energy Savings

According to the Department of Energy’s recommendations, setting your thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees while you’re away for the workday can save you approximately 10% on your annual heating and cooling costs! A programmable thermostat is the best tool for keeping year-round comfort in your home because all you need to do is set it and leave it be. Many of the latest smart thermostats will learn your preferred temperature patterns, so you don't have to worry about making constant adjustments or reprogramming your thermostat. 

Spring & Fall

Spring and fall can be finicky seasons, with some days making us reach for a jacket and other days making us regret not opting for sandals and shorts. A smart thermostat helps to deal with these temperature swings because it learns from your actions. Programming yuru thermostat to keep your home less hospitable by a few degrees while you’re away and more comfortable while you’re home is key. Some smart thermostats are equipped with geo-targeting! This means it uses location tracking to know when you’re on your way home, or leaving it, to adjust the temperature settings inside before you arrive and after you leave. 

Setting a preferred high and low temperature would be best in cases like these, ranging from 68 to 78 degrees during the day. At night, according to the Sleep Foundation, you’ll want to program the thermostat for a colder setting to ensure better rest.


If it’s hot outside, you don’t want to set your home’s cooling system or thermostat too low; that’s inefficient and costly. While you’re away, consider setting the thermostat to 78 degrees. Here’s where the beauty of automation comes into play: program your thermostat to begin cooling a few hours before you arrive home from work. When you walk into your home at the end of a long workday, it will be the ideal temperature! Giving your cooling system ample time to cool down the house is more efficient than cranking the thermostat to super-cold temperatures whenever you walk in the door. Plus, setting your thermostat to operate this way can prevent major system failures when your AC has more time to adjust to your desired indoor temperature.


The cooler your home’s interior, the slower your home will experience heat loss and the more energy efficient you’ll be. But we understand that doubling up on socks and adding scarves while hanging out inside isn’t everyone’s idea of coziness. Programming your thermostat to 68 degrees will likely keep your family from wanting to pile on the blankets during the winter months.

Regular Maintenance

Of course, keeping up with your scheduled maintenance is critical for reliable, year-round comfort. Bob’s has a wide selection of maintenance plans to help you keep your climate control systems in tip-top shape, no matter the time of year.

At Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning, your family’s comfort is our family’s business. Connect with us today to start exploring a new thermostat installation.

3 Hidden Benefits of Regularly Replacing Your Air ...
How to Reduce Home Heating Costs


Heating (9)

Powered By One Firefly   |    Sitemap   |    Privacy Policy