Your thermostat is a big part of how much you are spending on energy costs. Merely programming your thermostat for periods when you’re sleeping or away can make a great impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.
At Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 do you know what will work best for you? First, take the time to understand the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine which features are most important to you.
The majority of programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and not at home. Depending on the model you choose, you could be able to enter one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re home. Some models will permit you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on another. You’ll also want to check the number of periods during each day you can set up. 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 adapt to your needs.
For some homeowners, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. 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 each individual day of the week.
Smart thermostats don’t just add more flexibility, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage 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 monitor 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 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, Interstate 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 402-509-5940 to learn more, or book an appointment with us online.