With the myriad options available on the market, it can be a daunting experience just to window shop for a thermostat. But to make sure your home in La Plata, MD, is at the right temperature in the winter or summer, it’s important to pair it with a thermostat that has all the right features. Here’s a quick guide on how to shop for the right thermostat.
Know Your Options
There are quite a few thermostat designs on the market today. Smart thermostats are becoming increasingly popular. They are programmable, and they can “learn” your preferences.
They can adjust temperature settings accordingly and run on a self-programmed schedule that efficiently switches on and off. Other types you can find are digital non-programmable thermostats, mechanical or manual thermostats and remote energy management thermostats.
Know What Features Are Available
Every new generation of thermostats on the market has slightly better features than its predecessors. Capitalizing on these new features can result in more energy-efficient AC operations.
Some features to look for in a new thermostat include mobile app control, automated temperature changes, helpful phone alerts and automated changeovers. Keep in mind that the more features a thermostat come with, the more expensive it’s going to be.
Know Which Options Are Compatible With Your HVAC System
While you can pair most thermostats with heating and cooling systems, you should still go ahead and check the packaging or product description online for exceptions. This is particularly the case for newer smart thermostats, as not all models can work with all HVAC units.
Getting the right thermostat for your home can generate significant energy savings over time. If you need help figuring out which thermostat model best works with your system, or you need us to maintain your current unit, give our team at Hancock Refrigeration Heating & Air Conditioning a call. We offer anything and everything HVAC-related, from thermostat selection to routine maintenance to 24-hour emergency AC repairs.
Image provided by iStock