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Types Of Programmable Thermostats

Written on: June 7, 2021

thermostat options pennsylvaniaIf you don’t have a programmable thermostat, getting one is a smart move: if you use it correctly, it will often pay for itself in the first year you own it.

If you plan to invest in a programmable thermostat, it’s helpful to know what kind of features are available. Let’s take a look at the basics.

Thermostat Programming Types

One feature that distinguishes one programmable thermostat from another is programming flexibility: some models allow a more sophisticated combination of settings, others a more limited one.

Typical models, ranked in order here from most to least flexible, offer:

Models with more features tend to have prices to match; choose the model that best fits with your needs, lifestyle, and budget.

Re-Setting Your Programmable Thermostat

No matter which of these options you own, you’ll want to change the default or factory settings, since most programmable thermostats are pre-programmed for the “typical American family.” You want settings that work with your family in your home.

The settings you can control on virtually all types of programmable thermostats are:

The U.S Department of Energy suggests the following settings for an optimum balance of comfort and savings:

Summer months:

Winter months:

In general,

Smart Thermostats

One type of programmable that has become increasingly popular in recent years is a WiFi, or smart thermostat.

With a WiFi thermostat, you have the same ability to change temperatures at certain times a day, but you can also control your HVAC equipment from a distance via your smart phone. This makes this WiFi thermostats an ideal solution for a second home, or for a busy family that spends a lot of time on the road.

Save 10 percent on your annual energy bill without sacrificing comfort by installing a programmable thermostat and using it correctly. Contact Ace-Robbins today to learn more about programmable thermostat installations in Wyoming County, PA!