The right thermostat can have a large impact on your monthly energy bill. Making the right choice for the thermostat for your home is an individual choice related to your lifestyle and energy needs. Follow these four tips to select the thermostat that is right for you and your family!
Which type of thermostat do you want?
- Learning: Is it your dream for your thermostat to learn you and your family’s habits and cool/heat your home based on that? If so, a Learning Thermostat may be the best fit for you. These types of thermostats are usually more expensive, but can result in higher energy savings and can often be managed via your smartphone or tablet.
- Programmable: Maybe you don’t need your thermostat to have all the “smart” capabilities of a learning thermostat, but you would still like to benefit from the energy savings. A programmable thermostat may be a better fit. These thermostats allow you to program the heating and cooling options based on the time of day and forget about it.
- Manual/Digital Manual: These types of thermostats are usually the least expensive option, but also require you to change the temperature manually, therefore potentially causing higher energy bills.
How much do you want to pay?
Which thermostat you choose may also be determined by how much you are wanting to pay upfront for the thermostats in your home. Although learning and programmable thermostats are usually more expensive upfront, they often result in energy cost savings over the long term. However, if you are wanting to save more upfront, the manual/digital manual options may be a better fit.
Although you may know what kind of thermostat you want, it is important to identify whether or not your home is compatible which that type of thermostat. Your home will be Identify if fitted with 1 Stage, 2 Stage, Direct Line Voltage, 24mV, or Zone heating and cooling. This will help you to determine which thermostat is compatible with your current system.
How “green” do you want to be?
Are you concerned about the environment? Do you want your home to be as “green” as possible? If so, your best bet is going with a programmable or learning thermostat for your home. These more expensive options not only will often result in energy cost savings, they will also help to reduce the impact that your heating and cooling has on the environment.
Still have questions about which thermostat is right for you? If so, it’s time to contact Robert B. Payne, Inc. today at (540) 373-5876. Here at Robert B. Payne, Inc. our team of AC specialists is here to impart their well-earned wisdom and expertise. The Robert B. Payne, Inc. team is always more than happy to help answer your questions and offer our assistance. We look forward to speaking with you!