Thermostats: What Type is Best for Your Home?

Whether you spend the majority of the day at home or not, having a high quality and controllable thermostat in your home is crucial to how comfortable you are. Not only can it control the humidity and temperature, but it can also increase the efficiency and functionality of your HVAC and heating systems. 

 

Installing the right kind of thermostat in your home depends on your own personal lifestyle. That’s why it’s so important to know the different types of thermostats there are, and determining which one best suits your life before you install one in your home. Here are the 4 basic kinds of thermostats to consider: 

 

Non-Programmable

Non-programmable thermostats, or manual thermostats, are typically found in older homes. These are more basic thermostats, with limited controls and settings, and tend to be the least expensive option. Non-programmable thermostats are best for people who spend a lot of time at home, as you can more easily change the settings of your thermostat to your preferences whenever you want.

Programmable

With more programmable settings, these thermostats are ideal for people who live in areas with changeable climates throughout the day, as you can program your thermostat to raise or lower the temperature on certain days of the week, or times of the day. So, for example, people who live in warm climates during the day, but colder at night, can program their thermostat to have more air during the day, and less at night. Advanced models can switch between heating and cooling systems, which can save you up to 33% on heating costs, and 15-25% on AC costs.

Wifi

By connecting your thermostat to your Wifi system, you can control your thermostat remotely. It has all the functionality of a programmable thermostat, with the added benefit of being able to override any program settings from any location. This is best suited for people who need control over the thermostat even when they are away from home. 

Smart

A smart thermostat combines all of the best features of a programmable and Wifi thermostat and can learn your daily habits and apply them to the settings of your thermostat without you knowing (i.e., adjusting the humidity and temperature based on when you are or are not home. Smart thermostats are best for people who want to optimize their indoor comfort in their home. Though smart thermostats are the most expensive option upfront, they can, in the long run, save you the most money on heating and cooling costs. 

 

If you are interested in updating the thermostat in your home, Air Rescue Air Conditioning is here to complete the job for you.  Located in the Tampa Bay area, Air Rescue has been providing reliable, high-quality, and affordable service for over 70 years. For more information, visit our website or call us at 813-358-3431.

 

Sources: 

https://www.homedepot.com/c/ab/best-thermostats-for-your-home/9ba683603be9fa5395fab90ac8bacbe

https://www.millerscentralair.com/article/thermostat-101-types-thermostats#:~:text=There%20are%20four%20basic%20types,efficiency%20increases%20with%20each%20thermostat

https://www.totallyhomeimprovement.com/general/types-of-thermostat