When it comes to indoor climate control, thermostats play a starring role. They act hard to ensure your HVAC systems maintain comfortable temperatures in your home no matter what weather comes your way. Which type of thermostat is best at getting the job done? Which saves you the most money on heating and cooling? Read on to learn the information you need to select the thermostat that’s best for you.
What’s Your Thermostat Personality?
Comfort, cost and convenience are three important factors to consider when shopping for a new thermostat. Your personal preferences matter too. Some people like to tinker with thermostat settings to make sure their HVAC systems keep them comfortable. Others prefer a set-it-and-forget model that takes care of the job for them. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a fan of smartphone technology, there’s a thermostat that will fit right into your comfort zone. Let’s explore three of today’s most popular options.
1. Programmable Thermostats
Altering temperature settings when you’re asleep or away from home, programmable thermostats save you money on energy bills without compromising your comfort. Adjusting the thermostat by just 10 degrees for 8 hours a day can lower your heating and cooling costs by 10 percent. Programmable thermostats allow you to select several distinct temperature settings for different times of the day or week. They’re easy to use too. Today’s programmable models feature touch-screen displays with user-friendly controls.
2. Wi-Fi Thermostats
Most people find Wi-Fi thermostats easier to use than manually programmable models. An internet connection lets you view, program or change settings in an instant from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Wi-Fi thermostats also give you access to real-time data about the energy your HVAC systems consume, which allows you to establish a schedule that offers real savings on household utility bills. Some models offer additional features, including reminders about when it’s time to change the filter or schedule routine HVAC services.
3. Smart Thermostats
Wi-Fi thermostats with a difference, smart thermostats have microprocessors that allow them to learn your personal preferences. Using indoor and outdoor sensors, they run advanced algorithms to adapt HVAC operations to match your unique comfort needs. If you’d love to wake up or come home to a comfortable environment without fuss or bother, this technology is perfect for you. It’s also a great choice for those who want to use their smartphone to program settings.
Smart thermostats equipped with the Nexia home automation hub take indoor climate control to a new level. Working like a router, the Nexia Bridge turns your humble abode into a twenty-first-century smart home. An app on your smartphone makes it easy to connect devices ranging from automated window blinds and television sets to the lock on your front door. Nexia can adjust the temperature, turn on the lights and check your security cameras to ensure your home stays comfortable, safe and secure. As an American Standard Customer Care Dealer, we’re certified to offer top-notch Nexia control systems.
Thermostat Installation Services
Whether you prefer a thermostat you can program or one that does the work for you, you’ll want to make sure it operates properly. Trust the skilled technicians at Palm Desert Air Conditioning & Heating Co. for a professional installation. Since 1979, we’ve installed thermostats in homes throughout the Coachella Valley. Our experts stay up to date with the latest technology, so we can install, repair and service the most innovative products. Our 100-percent customer satisfaction guarantee ensures quality results.
As a family-owned company, we’re proud to offer residential HVAC services that help keep your home comfortable, safe and healthy. Our broad selection of thermostats means you’ll have your pick of today’s best models. Which thermostat is right for you? For more information, check out our section on HVAC controls and thermostats or call Palm Desert Air Conditioning and Heating Co. today to schedule a free consultation.