Your thermostat is a big part of how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Merely programming your thermostat for periods when you’re sleeping or away can make a large impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.
At Smyth Air Conditioning Inc, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the newest learning thermostats. How do you know what will work best for you? First, research the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine which features are most important to your home.
The majority of programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and not at home. Depending on the model you choose, you could be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually home. Some models will allow you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a different one. You’ll also want to review the number of periods you can select each day. For instance, will you want the temps different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Check that the thermostat you select can accommodate your needs.
For some individuals, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. But if you want added flexibility, it’s probably time to look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every day of the week.
Flexibility isn’t the only benefit that smart thermostats provide, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage your home’s temperature from anywhere. Some types of smart thermostats take innovation even further—these are called “learning thermostats.” Learning thermostats do everything a regular smart thermostat can do, but they can also learn from your behaviors and adapt your heating and cooling schedules based on your actual daily activity. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and they will figure everything out on their own after a short amount of time.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Smyth Air Conditioning Inc will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 561-533-6066 to learn more, or schedule an appointment with us online.