Written by Larry Cook

How to Select the Best Thermostat for Your Home

The coldest months of the year are on their way, and you want to make sure your home is comfortable when it’s freezing. The installation of a programmable thermostat is one of the easiest methods of increasing your comfort, while decreasing utility bills by up to 33%. The following will discuss how to select the best thermostat for your home. Call a licensed and insured electrical services company to get the best results.

Compatibility with Home System

The initial step for selecting the new thermostat for your home is knowing the type of your existing heating and air conditioning system. This is important because it will allow you to check whether or not a thermostat you are considering is compatible with it. A central heating and air system is by far the most common. However, some homes also utilize heating alternatives such as electric baseboards and furnaces.

Thermostat Types

Although it may seem complicated because there are various types of thermostats, you can easily narrow down your choices by noting your preferences.

Digital Non-Programmable – This type will requires a homeowner to manually change the settings of the thermostat as temperatures change.

Learning: Representing the new generation of advanced thermostats, it provides the most energy efficiency. Although, it is similar to a programmable thermostat, it does not require manual programming. Over time, as it is being utilized, this thermostat will learn from a homeowner’s daily preferences and habits. In addition, they are capable of adjusting themselves when no one is at home and generating reports on energy usage. These smart thermostats can be connected to a home’s Wi-Fi and controlled remotely.

Manual – This kind of thermostat will feature the same manual controls as a digital non-programmable, but it will lack a convenient LCD display.

Programmable – You can set this type of thermostat to automatically change the temperature settings of this thermostat higher or lower for each day of the week, matching the needs of their daily schedules. In addition to providing greater convenience, your home’s heating system will be much more efficient.

Remote – A remote thermostat connects via a hub of the home’s internet, letting homeowners remotely control the unit with a laptop, smartphone, or tablet.

Electrical Peace of Mind

Providing professional electricians since 1988 in Maryland, Cook Electric is the company you can rely on for all your electrical service needs. For knowledgeable, fair, honest, reliable, and conscientious service, call Cook Electric today at (410) 266-9040. We will be very glad to help you.