Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much your energy bills are every month. Just programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone can make a big impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the type of programmable thermostat you purchase, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.
At Total Comfort, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most uncomplicated models to the most modern learning thermostats. How can you know what will work best for you? First, take the time to understand the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Each of these options can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to select which features are most important to your home.
The majority of programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and not at home. Depending on the model you select, you may be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. You’ll also want to look at the number of periods during each day you can set up. For instance, will you want the temperature setting different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Check that the thermostat you pick 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 added flexibility, it’s probably time to buy 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 control your home’s temperature no matter where you are. Some selections 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 adapt your heating and cooling schedules based on your actual daily activity. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and let them figure everything out on their own within several days.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Total Comfort will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 201-268-5663 to learn more, or arrange an appointment with us online.