Your thermostat is a big part of how much you are spending on energy costs. Simply programming your thermostat for periods when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a great impact without having a negative affect on your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.
At Bon Air Service Company, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the newest learning thermostats. How will you know what you need in your home? First, research the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Each of these options can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine which features are most important to your home.
Most programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and away. Depending on the model you select, you may be able to enter one schedule, which you may end up overriding on days you are actually home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a different one. You’ll also want to review the number of periods during each day you can set up. For instance, will you want the temperature in your house different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Be sure the thermostat you choose can meet your needs.
For some people, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for each individual day of the week.
Flexibility isn’t the only benefit that smart thermostats provide, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage your home’s temperature no matter where you are. Some models 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 adjust 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 give them time to figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, Bon Air Service Company will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 972-332-1028 to learn more, or arrange an appointment with us online.