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Old 01-14-2015, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by slper View Post
Do's, don'ts?
How many degrees do you turn it up while you are away from home?
Have you noticed a savings?
Is it harder on the equipment to run programmed settings vs. leaving it alone?
I just put in a new system, never had a stat like this. I want to make sure I'm doing the "right" thing and not a "feel good" thing...
TJackson is on to something.

I have a gas boiler and radiant water heat. Boiler guy says program t-stat's aren't very good for boilers.

A heat pump will go to resistance heat (electric??) if there is more than a 2 degree drop. It's OK to use the setback feature, but electric heat is expensive.

Much depends on the type of furnace/boiler/heat pump you have.