Originally published in July 2018
HVAC thermostats range from old-school, non-programmable wall-mounted devices to high-tech controls that interact with you and your HVAC. Below is a menu of newer thermostats currently being used in Carrollton, GA homes to save money and enhance the HVAC experience:
The savings you’ll see with a programmable thermostat depends on how effectively you program it. With these devices, you are basically telling the thermostat how to operate most efficiently. Programmable thermostats can save homeowners 10 to 30 percent on annual energy costs when used properly. Programmable and learning thermostats work best in homes where there is a high level of behavioral consistency.
Wi-Fi thermostats are programmable, but that’s not all. They also allow you to access your HVAC system remotely. That comes in handy if you go on vacation and forget to turn your HVAC to vacation mode. The thermostat can alert you if something goes wrong and remind you when it’s time for a filter change or a maintenance visit. Wireless thermostats monitor and adjust for conditions inside and outside of your home. They even generate efficiency reports complete with tips on how to save more money on energy costs.
These state-of-the-art controls learn your habits and sync your HVAC with your behavior. That makes it possible to achieve maximum energy efficiency. A big advantage of learning thermostats is that they do all the thinking for you. Like Wi-Fi thermostats, smart devices allow you to remotely control your HVAC with a smartphone, receive alerts and override system settings. Smart thermostats are easier to use than programmable thermostats, and because these devices make energy-efficient temperature adjustments all by themselves, there’s no need to program them. The more you use smart thermostats, the more efficient they become.
For more information about the different types of thermostats in Carrollton, GA visit Merrell & Associates or call us today.