Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you are spending on energy costs. Merely programming your thermostat for periods when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a big impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.
At ACE Solutions, we’ve got several programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How can you know what will work best for you? First, learn the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to select which features are most important to your home.
The majority of programmable thermostats will allow you to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and not at home. Depending on the model you choose, you may be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. You’ll also want to check the number of periods you can set up during the day. 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? Check that the thermostat you pick can adapt to your needs.
For some people, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is plenty. But if you want added flexibility, it’s probably time to buy a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every weekday.
Not only are smart thermostats more flexible, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can regulate your home’s temperature from anywhere. Some types 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 adjust 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 give them time to figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, ACE Solutions will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll end up with ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Call us at 201-579-2562 to learn more, or book an appointment with us online.