The majority of programmable thermostats are digital. These digital thermostats usually offer the most bells and whistles in terms of multiple setback settings, manual overrides and daylight savings time adjustments. But they may be challenging to program.
Here are 3 essential steps to take to help you choose the programmable thermostat that’s right for you.
1. Compatibility – First and foremost, find out which thermostats work with your furnace and air conditioning system. This should narrow your choices down some. Also, check to make sure the thermostat works with the wiring of your home. Thermostats have anywhere from 2 to 8 wires. Make sure the thermostat you choose matches your current wiring system.
2. Features – Decide which features you’d like your thermostat to have. There are many models to choose from which have all sorts of settings and options. You may want lighted, digital displays or touch-pad programming, a hold and resume features, and heating and cooling system reminders. More features usually means a higher cost.
3. Scheduling capabilities – Think about how you will be using your thermostat. Do you have 1 schedule that you follow 7 days a week? Or do you need 2 schedules, 1 for weekdays and 1 for weekends? Choose a thermostat that will fit your needs and follow your schedule.
During the month of April, John Stevenson Heating and Air Conditioning is offering $50 off any new thermostat you have installed. Call to schedule your appointment at (760) 452-0702.