Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you are spending on energy costs. Simply programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a big impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.
At Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How can you know what you need in your home? 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.
Most programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and not at home. Depending on the model you select, you might be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually 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 temperature setting 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 pick can accommodate your needs.
For some individuals, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to consider 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 regulate your home’s temperature regardless of where you are. Some models 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 adjust 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 let them figure everything out on their own within several days.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 862-345-6896 to hear more, or book an appointment with us online.