To get the most value out of your smart thermostat, it pays to enroll your device in the manufacturer’s optimization program. Getting Started Many thermostat brands offer an option to optimize your smart thermostat. Check your brand manufacturer’s website for more information on how to enroll your thermostat. Once you’re enrolled, make sure your thermostat is programmed on a schedule. Schedules tell your thermostat what temperature to maintain in your home when you’re there, away or asleep. Scheduling higher temperature settings in the summer and lower temperatures in the winter can help you save more energy. Create your schedule directly on your thermostat or by using your thermostat’s mobile app or web portal.