Choosing the Right Thermostat for Your Home

Choosing the Right Thermostat for Your HomeThe thermostat in your home can make a big difference in the amount of energy you use over time. When you have a thermostat that doesn’t work right or one that is older, it’s time to go over new thermostat options. From manual to smart thermostats, find out more about these different types so you can choose the most suitable kind.

Manual Thermostats

Manual thermostats are the types that you’ll find in older homes. These classic thermostats require manual adjusting in order to raise or lower the settings. Manual thermostats are the least expensive option, but they also offer the lowest efficiency. You have to remember to adjust these thermostats by hand, and it’s harder to make sure that you have the setting at the right temperature.

Digital Manual Thermostats

Manual thermostat options also include digital thermostats. These thermostats make it easier to raise or lower the temperature setting. You just have to press up or down arrows to do so. You can also see a digital display of the temperature settings, which offers more accuracy than regular manual thermostats. The drawback is that you still have to remember to manually change your settings to save energy.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats provide a way for you to schedule different temperature settings for your home, which can help you reduce the amount of energy you use for heating and cooling. There are certain limits on the schedules you can set, though, based on the programmable thermostat model you end up getting for your home.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats offer the most effective way to reduce energy usage. These thermostats let you set custom schedules for different times, such as weeknights, weekdays and weekends. Since these thermostats have WiFi options, you can also control them from your mobile device, even when you’re not home.

If you need a new thermostat for your home in Martin County, Palm Beach County or Indian River County, contact NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating. Our technicians can assist you in choosing the right kind of thermostat for your home.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties in Florida about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 772-207-1658. 

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