Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you are spending on energy costs. Just programming your thermostat for periods when you’re sleeping or gone can make a large impact without negatively affecting your comfort levels. Depending on the model of your thermostat, you might benefit from a lot of additional features.
At Miller Climate Control LLC, we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the newest learning thermostats. How will 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 routinely there and not at home. Depending on the model you select, you might be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re home. Some models will allow you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. You’ll also want to check the number of periods during each day you can set up. 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? Confirm that the thermostat you select can meet your needs.
For some individuals, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. But if you want added flexibility, it’s probably time to look into a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat lets you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every day of the week.
Flexibility isn’t the only benefit that smart thermostats provide, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage your home’s temperature from anywhere. Some selections 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 monitor 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 they will figure everything out on their own over the span of a few days.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Miller Climate Control LLC will help you find the perfect thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 512-937-2001 to hear more, or schedule an appointment with us online.