Night or day, summer or winter, we spend a lot of time in our homes and many us look at and adjust our home thermostat every day to make ourselves and our home more comfortable.
The right thermostat in your home is an essential part of home energy savings. Not only does it lower your monthly bill, but help you be more environmentally friendly. But with all of the thermostat options available out there, which one is right for you?
Here is a quick overview of the types of thermostats available and how they work in your home:
Smart thermostats learn your daily heating and cooling routine and adjust your settings to meet those needs. These thermostats have many features to help your home stay comfortable and save on energy bills:
- Dirty air filter alerts
- Multiple programming schedules
- Touch screen display
- Ability to be accessed on the go your smartphone
While convenient, smart thermostats can have an expensive up-front cost. There are many brands of smart thermostats out there, the most well-known being Nest, as well as some more budget-friendly ones like Honeywell. Regardless of brand, research all of your options and make sure you have the money in your budget to ensure you are getting the best smart thermostat for you. With that in mind, it is also important to remember that these thermostats can pay for themselves over time with energy savings.
Programmable thermostats allow you to set your own schedule instead of automatically. For example, you can set it to lower the temperature of the home when you leave for work at 8 a.m. and then go back up to your normal temperature right before you arrive back home at 5:30 p.m. You can schedule this on your normal workweek, Monday through Friday.
If you have a programmable thermostat, make sure that it is actually programmed to your schedule to see the most benefit.
As its name suggests, manual thermostats require you to manually adjust the temperature of your home. These are the most basic thermostats and come in both analog and digital formats.
Manual thermostats are a good option for those homeowners who are home most of the time and want to keep their home a constant temperature. When purchasing a manual thermostat, make sure to do your research to ensure that you are getting one that is high quality as cheaper models can have imprecise temperature control.
Call The Professionals At Comfort Experts
Feeling confused? Let the professionals at Comfort Experts handle it. We can provide expert advice about the best system for your home and help you install it. Professional installation ensures that the thermostat is working correctly, helping avoid malfunctions, repairs, and high energy bills.
A Comfort Experts technician will also help you determine if the thermostat you have your eye on is compatible with your home and HVAC system. For example, your home’s voltage, its location on the wall, and how many speeds your AC or heating system can run.