Modern HVAC equipment has come a long way. There are more features than ever that can make heating and cooling faster and more energy efficient. But did you know your thermostat can also improve home comfort? Programmable thermostats can simplify climate control while offering new ways to improve your sense of comfort.
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What Is a Programmable Thermostat?
A programmable thermostat comes with software designed to simplify how you use your HVAC system. It can set up schedules, help you target specific rooms and much more.
The primary benefits of a programmable thermostat are convenience and energy efficiency. Old-fashioned models must be constantly adjusted in order to maintain comfortable temperatures. A programmable model can take care of that for you, letting you sit back and enjoy the comforts of home. These programs work even when you’re at work or on vacation.
That kind of convenience is great for improving your HVAC system’s energy efficiency. For example, sweltering heat needs reliable air conditioning throughout the day. But you don’t want to use all that energy when you’re at work. At the same time, setting the temperature a few degrees higher makes coming home a less enjoyable experience. A programmable thermostat can start to cool your home so it’s a comfortable temperature by the time you walk through the door.
Types of Thermostats
There may be some confusion between programmable thermostats and models with smart technology. In general, residential HVAC systems feature three basic categories of thermostat.
- Manual Thermostat: A manual thermostat is the old-fashioned model you might have grown up with. It is directly connected to your HVAC system and uses physical knobs or dials to adjust the temperature. A manual thermostat will continue to work towards the desired temperature until it is adjusted.
- Programmable Thermostat: Programmable thermostats are digital and can be placed in whatever part of the house you think is best. Schedules can be programmed in order to use your HVAC system more efficiently. They are more accurate than manual thermostats and can more closely adhere to your desired indoor temperature.
- Smart Thermostat: A smart thermostat takes programmable technology even further. Smart thermostats can be connected to the Internet, allowing you to control them remotely with a phone or tablet. Smart technology can actually learn your specific comfort preferences and use your HVAC system in the most efficient way possible. They can even connect to other smart home systems, like humidity sensors for indoor air quality equipment.
Smart Thermostats Offer Unique Advantages
A smart thermostat is an excellent investment for home comfort. A quality smart thermostat constantly monitors indoor conditions and can track temperatures beyond where the physical unit is installed. With internet connectivity, they can provide helpful reminders and notifications for maintenance and safety.
Need your furnace to keep your bedroom warmer on cold nights? Need extra cooling in the kitchen as you cook up a storm? Forgot to adjust your thermostat before heading out on vacation? A smart thermostat can address all these unique comfort challenges with ease.
And because it controls your HVAC system in the most efficient way possible, it can help reduce the risk of damage or component failure. A smart thermostat can even help with maintenance, with automatic reminders for tasks like replacing the air filter.