Your thermostat is a big part of how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Just programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone can make a great impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.
At Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the newest learning thermostats. How can you know what is best for your space? First, research 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 your home.
All programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and away. Depending on the model you select, you might be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are home. Some models will permit 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 temperature in your house different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Confirm that the thermostat you select can accommodate your needs.
For some homeowners, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. But if you want additional 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.
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 selections 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 over the span of a few days.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 863-216-2923 to hear more, or schedule an appointment with us online.