Your furnace or a/c systems may do the bulk of the work when it comes to the comfort of your home, but they can’t do it without your thermostat. This part of your comfort systems is the brain of the operation, responsible for regulating the temperature of your home so you don’t have to. Here’s what you should look for when buying a thermostat for your home!
The most important function of a thermostat is its ability to automatically cycle your heating and cooling on and off based on the temperature. If this is all you really need from a thermostat, a simple programmable thermostat will work just fine. Most modern programmable thermostats allow you to set the temperature on a schedule, so your home automatically cools down and heats up when you need it to.
Programmable thermostats are generally the cheapest option, so they’re great for those on a budget. They are also easy to install alongside just about any heating or cooling system.
The explosion of technology in recent decades has affected everything, including thermostats. Programmable thermostats offer simplicity and savings, but smart thermostats deliver on features.
So what exactly is a smart thermostat? These wonderful little devices use internet connectability to give you remote control. Smartphone applications allow you to control the temperature of your home from your phone, tablet, or computer.
There are some downsides to smart thermostats, however. First, they cost more money since they have more features. Smart thermostats can also have compatibility issues with some heating and cooling systems. For example, you’ll need a Nest Learning Thermostat if you want to use it with a two-stage heat pump system; a Nest Thermostat E won’t work. This isn’t generally an issue, but it’s worth looking into before buying a smart thermostat.
Ask an Expert
If you’re still not sure what type of thermostat is best suited for your needs, give us a call at Morrison Plumbing, Heating and Air. Our experts have decades of experience so they can help you find the perfect thermostat for your Fairview Heights, IL home.