Your thermostat is a big part of how much your energy bills are every month. Merely programming your thermostat for times when you’re sleeping or gone can make a large impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.
At Street Heating and Cooling, we’ve got a selection of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the most modern learning thermostats. How can you know what you need in your home? First, take the time to understand the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Either of these can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine which features are most important to your home.
All programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and gone. Depending on the model you choose, you might be able to enter one schedule, which you may end up overriding on the days you are home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. You’ll also want to review the number of periods during each day you can set up. For instance, will you want the temps different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Confirm that the thermostat you select can meet your needs.
For some homeowners, being able to arrange a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you 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 control your home’s temperature regardless of where you are. Some selections 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 monitor your heating and cooling schedules based on your household’s activity throughout the day. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and let them figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, Street Heating and Cooling will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at 605-206-3915 to hear more, or schedule an appointment with us online.