After twenty years of living with the same old-fashioned temperature control, I decided to update. I’ve found that the self-explanatory change from a manual temperature control to a programmable model has provided several benefits. The programmable temperature control was not all that luxurious to purchase, & I was able to handle the upgrade on my own. I simply removed the seasoned unit from the wall, inspected to see where & how the wires were fastened, & then hooked up the new temperature control in the same way. I took the time to read over the owner’s manual & setup guide in order to do everything right & operate the unit properly. I wanted to make sure to take advantage of all features & get the most value out of my investment. My main priority was to reduce yearly energy USAge. With the programmable temperature control, I can adjust the home’s temperature to the exact point of personal comfort. I’ve read that for every degree I raise or lower the temperature control throughout the heating or cooling season, I can save up to two percent on my utility bill. With the programmable temperature control, I don’t end up leaving the air conditioner or heating system blasting at maximum capacity while my whole family is away from home. I’ve created a schedule according to my family’s proper routine. The temperature control keeps the home comfortable while we’re there & trims energy consumption when we are not home. Another bonus of the new temperature control is that it maintains a more consistent temperature throughout the home. Instead of making continual adjustments to accommodate the increasing outside temperature, the temperature control runs at a constant level. All of us know more comfortable & spend less time fiddling with the temperature control. I usually set up a schedule at the beginning of the heating or cooling season & then forget all about it. This has lessened wear & tear on the heating system & air conditioner, allowing the component to work at its best.