Your thermostat is key to how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Merely programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or away can make a great impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you may be able to do even more.
At Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the most modern 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. Each of these options can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to decide which features are most important to you.
The majority of programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re usually there and gone. Depending on the model you choose, you may be able to enter 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 separate schedule. You’ll also want to review the number of periods you can set up during the day. For instance, will you want the temperature setting different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Be sure the thermostat you pick can meet your needs.
For some people, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. But if you want additional flexibility, it’s probably time to look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat lets you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for each individual day of the week.
Flexibility isn’t the only benefit that smart thermostats provide, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can control your home’s temperature from anywhere. 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 household’s activity throughout the day. 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 after a short amount of time.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling needs are, Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 512-355-1482 to find out more, or arrange an appointment with us online.