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How to Choose the Right Thermostat for your Furnace

December 17th, 2020 by cverdone

How to Choose the Right Thermostat for your Furnace
Here is an easy way to save money on your heating and cooling bills: replace your old thermostat with a new one. Most people think that all thermostats serve the same purpose. But there is a crucial difference that few seem to be talking about: their features.
There are many thermostats with different features to choose from. This all depends on your heating and cooling needs. A crucial factor to consider when selecting a thermostat is how your HVAC works. This is to determine your device choice. Below are the features found in different thermostats.

Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat lets you set pre-programmed temperature settings. This will all depend on your preferences. In the summertime, you can program it to cool the house when you are indoors. It can do the opposite during the winter. This helps you so that you don’t have to worry about your energy bills.

Digital Non-Programmable Thermostat

This type of thermostat is electronic. It gives control over your heating and cooling systems. You use the buttons and switches to change the modes by yourself. The digital display will show your set temperature in Fahrenheit and degrees Celsius.

Manual Thermostat

From the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, manual thermostats are the classic thermostat. You can find it in millions of homes and buildings. These are even more common in older homes and businesses. The dial shows the temperature options. It also shows the current temperature in your home. It’s like a digital-non-programmable thermostat. The only difference is that they don’t have the convenience of the digital display.

Remote Thermostat

A remote thermostat uses the building’s internet connection to receive commands. It’s a robust and flexible feature. You can control it from any internet-connected computer or web-enabled mobile phone. This is best if you are always on the move or often away from home.

Machine-Learning Thermostat

A thermostat using a machine-learning algorithm is the most advanced. It uses built-in phone locations and sensors. It turns into battery saving mode when it senses nobody is in the house. For the first few weeks, users should modulate to provide a reference point. It’s a learning machine based on data sets. Like the remote thermostat, machine-learning thermostats have to use the internet to function.
Your thermostat is like your home’s central nervous system. It signals to your heater, furnace, and air conditioner to warm or cool the house. Choosing the right thermostat according to your preference will go a long way. It will help to maximize your comfort and cut energy bills. Call us today if you have any questions. We will be glad to help you. We want you and your family to be comfortable year round.