Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you are spending on energy costs. Just programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or away can make a great impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.
At Integrity AC & Heating LLC, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most basic models to the newest learning thermostats. How will you know what will work best for you? First, take the time to understand the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Either of these can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine which features are most important to you.
The majority of programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and away. Depending on the model you choose, you might be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on another. You’ll also want to review the number of periods you can set up during the 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 establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want added flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for each individual day of the week.
Not only are smart thermostats more flexible, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can control your home’s temperature regardless of where you are. 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 the actual activity in your home. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and give them time to figure everything out on their own within several days.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Integrity AC & Heating LLC will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 602-971-0567 to hear more, or arrange an appointment with us online.