Choose the Right Thermostat for Your Home

Heating and Cooling System Control St. Louis

The right thermostat for your home can help keep you comfortable and control your energy usage. Depending on how you want to program your heating and cooling system and utilize its functions, you have multiple choices for thermostats. Just make sure that the model you choose is compatible with you HVAC system.

Thermostats St. Louis

There are 3 types of thermostats: Manual, Programmable and Smart.

Manual thermostats work by you manually moving a needle up or down to how hot or cold you want your home. They are good for people who prefer a fixed temperature, but they are limited on energy efficiency.

Programmable thermostats allow you to set a specific schedule with settings for every day of the week. Depending on the model, you can program your thermostat for 7-day, 5-1-1 day, 5-2 day or 1-week. These types of thermostats can help you save on energy costs. It efficiently adjusts temperature throughout the day for optimal heating or cooling.

Smart thermostats have wi-fi and can be controlled from your cell phone, tablet or computer. Because you can control these thermostats from anywhere, they can improve energy efficiency.

Air Conditioners St. Louis

The next thing you need to know to choose the best thermostat for your home is whether your system is fitted with 1 Stage or 2 Stage air conditioning.

  1. Single Stage: Your air conditioning unit works at full capacity when it’s on and completely turns off when your home reaches the temperature set on your thermostat.
  2. Stage 2: Your system heats and cools on both low and high speeds. These are more energy efficient and remove humidity better than a single stage unit.

Your new thermostat will indicate that it works with one of the following types of HVAC systems: 1 Stage Heat or Cool, 2 Stage or Multi-Stage Heat or Cool, Direct Line Voltage, 24mV, or Zoned HVAC.

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Armed with this info, you can properly choose the best thermostat for your home. Just check the manufacturer packing to make sure it’s compatible with your air conditioning unit or HVAC system.

For an expert opinion on the most efficient or the best match for your home and HVAC system, call our Comfort Advisors at 314-664-3011 or contact us online.

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