Precision control over home comfort and HVAC systems comes with the right thermostat
Central Illinois homeowners have a multitude of product options to choose from when it comes to HVAC thermostats. There are a few basic categories of thermostats that help homeowners save on heating and cooling energy.
Each provide different options for users:
Programmable thermostats allow you to set temperature schedules around your household occupancy schedules that adjust throughout the day. Set unique schedules for every day of the week, one for weekdays and one for weekends, weekday and Saturday/Sunday programs, or set schedules that run the same each day, depending on the model.
WiFi thermostats are connected through your home’s Internet service. You are able to access the thermostat via your computer or mobile to make adjustments even when you’re not home. You may also have access to energy consumption data and maintenance reminders through your thermostat app.
Smart thermostats remove scheduling altogether. Instead, they learn your daily schedules and temperature preferences, then automatically choose setpoints that maximize comfort as well as energy efficiency.
Before programmable thermostats became popular about two decades ago, and even more recently WiFi and smart stat options, manual thermostats were used to control home heating and cooling equipment. While they did the job, they did little to improve system energy efficiency in the way newer models do.
If you wanted to change the temperature, you could only do so at the stat. You probably wouldn’t think to set back temperatures before you left the home.
Many of these older thermostats are still in use in homes across central Illinois. Even though they function fine, they’re not necessarily the best option for your home and HVAC equipment. Upgrading to a newer model that allows for programming and beyond helps homeowners reduce energy waste and lower utility bills.
You can easily buy a thermostat online or from a home improvement store – and while you may think it’s easy to install, that’s not always the case. First, you must have a thermostat that is compatible with your home’s HVAC equipment. Next, you must follow wiring instructions without error to ensure the new thermostat accurately communicates with your heating and cooling systems.
Leave thermostat upgrades to the pros and call MB Heating & Cooling for professional thermostat installation. Not only do we ensure your new thermostat will be accurately installed, our expert guidance helps make sure your new thermostat is compatible with your system and offers the specific features and capabilities you want.
Contact MB Heating & Cooling to learn about our available thermostat equipment options and services.