All thermostats work with heating and air-conditioning systems to maintain the ideal climate in your house and achieve your desired level of home comfort. Nevertheless, features, appearances, interfaces, and controls vary from model to model. So what’s the best thermostat to choose for your home? Here’s a guide to help you choose wisely.
Compatibility with Your System
The most common types of systems are central heat and air. They can be 24-volt, oil, electric, or gas. Other types of systems include heat pumps, floor/wall furnaces, electric baseboard, and fireplaces. When buying a thermostat, make sure the model you choose is compatible with the type of heating and cooling system in your home.
Depending on the features you desire, you can choose from one of the three thermostat types available:
- Manual thermostats. These are the most basic thermostats available. They’re economical and have simple controls. They offer limited energy savings. However, if you’re diligent about adjusting thermostat settings as the temperature changes, then a manual thermostat can work efficiently for you.
- Programmable thermostats. These models adjust temperatures automatically according to programmed settings. You can set a schedule for weekdays and weekends or each day of the week. Programmable thermostats are ideal for you if you have a busy and regular schedule and are looking to save energy.
- Smart thermostats. These come with the advantages of programmable thermostats — and much more. They let you adjust the temperature using your computer or mobile device. Extra features that they can offer include learning and adapting to your heating and cooling habits and the provision of monthly energy reports. Their advanced features make them perfect for you if your house is modern and high-tech.
In summary, the right thermostat depends on your home’s heating and cooling system and your personal preferences, from price to convenient features to energy efficiency. If you need more assistance with choosing the best thermostat, contact Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We offer efficient and reliable thermostat products and services to residents in Monmouth and Ocean counties.