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Raising the temperature settings of your cooling management controller will cause your cooling system to use less electricity, and is a worthwhile consideration in circumstances where there is little impact to comfort, or where clothing and other adjustments are preferable by the home's occupants.
1Consult your cooling system's operating manual for instructions on how to reprogram the programmable thermostat's threshold temperature to 78° F.
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