Replacing your existing thermostat with a programmable, setback model can reduce your heating and cooling costs. A programmable thermostat works by automatically raising the temperature in the summer and lowering it in the winter when you’re away from home for extended periods of time.

Programmable thermostats are fairly easy to install, but be sure and read and follow the instructions that come with the thermostat. Watch this video to find out more.

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Replacing an old thermostat with a modern electronic, setback unit is a great way to save energy. The wires connected to these devices are low voltage control wires, so there’s no risk of shock.

Simply remove the wires from the old unit, and attach them to the new one using the color codes in the instruction manual. For many people, the hardest part is programming the new thermostat.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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