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How to Choose the Right Thermostat for your Furnace

December 17th, 2020 by Emily Mixter

How to Choose the Right Thermostat for your Furnace

Here is an easy way of saving money on your heating and cooling bills, replacing your old thermostat with a new thermostat. Most people think that all thermostats effectively serve the same purpose, but there is a crucial difference that few seem to be talking about: their features.

There are many thermostats with varied features to choose from, depending on your heating and cooling needs. A crucial factor to consider when selecting a thermostat is establishing how your HVAC is configured to determine your device choice. Below are the features found in different thermostats:

Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is an electronic device that lets you set different pre-programmed temperature settings depending on your preferences automatically. In the summertime, they can be programmed to automatically cool the house when you are indoors and vice versa during the winter, so you don’t have to worry about your energy bills.

Digital Non-Programmable Thermostat

This type of electronic thermostat provides simple controls over your heating and cooling systems. You use the buttons and switches to change the modes manually. The digital display will show your set temperature in Fahrenheit and degrees Celsius.

Manual Thermostat

According to the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a manual thermostat is the classic mechanical thermostat installed in millions of homes and buildings. The simple dial design shows the overall temperature and current temperature in your home. It’s just like a digital-non-programmable thermostat but without the convenience of the digital display.

Remote Thermostat

A remote thermostat is a type of thermostat that uses the building’s internet connection to receive commands. It’s a robust and flexible feature as you can control the gadget from any internet-connected computer or web-enabled mobile phone.

Machine-Learning Thermostat

A thermostat built using a machine-learning algorithm is the most advanced of its kind as 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 the gadget to provide a reference point since it’s a learning machine based on data sets. Like the remote thermostat, machine-learning thermostats have to be connected to the internet to function.

As we have seen, your thermostat is like your home’s central nervous system, which 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 in maximizing your comfort and cutting energy bills. Call us today for any queries, and we will be glad to assist you.