Hilo challenges

What is preheating?

Preheating is optional and may be activated or deactivated for each room and challenge in either the morning or evening, except for bedrooms during morning events—this is to avoid overheating the home and because bedrooms are generally unoccupied when temperature changes are being made.

When you activate preheating, the thermostat’s set temperature is programmed to gradually increase two hours before the start of challenge so that the home can accumulate more heat before the challenge.

Quick tip!

There is no benefit to heating unoccupied rooms in your home such as the garage or storage areas.