Installing a programmable thermostat can help to control or cut the costs of your heating and cooling bills for your home or business. Many older homes or businesses may still have a manual thermostat which simply allows you to turn the heating or cooling unit on or off and adjust the temperature up or down as needed. Replacing older manual thermostats with a programmable thermostat that is compatible with existing HVAC system or when the HVAC system is upgraded or replaced is ideal; but which programmable thermostat is the most reliable and best suited to your needs?
There are two main types of programmable thermostats:
Traditional Programmable Thermostat
These units offer the convenience of allowing you to set your temperature ranges for heating and cooling based on a daily schedule. Many newer units use LCD touch screens that display pertinent information to your indoor climate, including temperature levels and humidity. Many homeowners find that these units are sufficient for their needs.
Smart Programmable Thermostat
These units offer another level of control to the user by leveraging WiFi capability to allow you to program or change the settings on the thermostat from remote locations via an app on your smartphone or smart device. These can be ideal for larger businesses with more complex or multiple HVAC systems or for homeowners who are away from home for long periods of time who wish to have remote access to their thermostat settings. Some also offer the flexibility of working remotely via Smart Speakers such as Amazon Alexa.
Several manufacturers offer different versions of programmable thermostats that come with Energy Star ratings, such as Honeywell, Nest, Lux, and Emerson, all highly rated units that offer a myriad of options that can be customized for individual users needs.
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Installing a reliable programmable thermostat will save you money. Contact the HVAC professionals at Minnesota Heating and Air for a full review of your HVAC and programmable thermostat needs.