There have been a number of advances in thermostats that have given our customers a greater flexibility in choosing the one right for them. However, this might make it a bit more confusing for you to decide which type of thermostats is right for you. At Acosta Heating & Cooling in Charlotte, NC, we are more than happy to explain the various types to you and to offer advice, so you can get the best option for you.
The purpose of thermostats is to communicate with your heating and cooling equipment to keep your home at the temperature and comfort level that you most prefer. In the past, the only thing you could do was set a thermostat to a set temperature and leave it there until you manually changed it again. Today, you have the ability to do so much more with thermostats.
You still have the option of using a mechanical/manual thermostat if you are home often and have a set temperature that you are happy with all the time. If this is not the case, a better option might be a programmable thermostat, as you can adjust the temperature to coincide with your schedule, such as lowering the heat setting when you are at work. Once you have done the programming, you are all set. There are different types of programmable thermostats as well, that allow for 7-day, 5-1-1 day, 5-2 day and 1-week specific programming. Some also allow you to set a range based on humidity readings.
Another type is a learning thermostat, which is like a programmable one, except that you do not have to do any actual programming. They can be connected to your home Wi-Fi and then monitored and managed remotely using your computer, tablet or even your smartphone.
Wireless thermostats are also an option if you would like the ability to control your thermostat from anywhere. Don’t worry if all this seems a bit confusing to you, as we will be glad to walk you through the advantages of each type and make the decision process quite easy.