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3 Types of Thermostats

The technology of home thermostats has evolved greatly since they first became popular. Today, there are several options on the market when it comes to home thermostats. Some are classic and simple, but come with a sleek new look that suits modern homes. Others offer easy convenience and control of your home’s temperature, even when you’re not home. All of them have their place on the thermostat market, depending on the quality of the thermostat itself. But which one is right for your home?

Let’s break down 3 types of thermostats and the benefits they can offer your home:

Non-Programmable Thermostats

Non-programmable thermostats were the standard thermostat for many years. These are thermostats that you adjust manually to set the heating or cooling of your home on a situational basis. Although programmable and wifi thermostats are seen as “higher tech” there are advantages to non-programmable thermostats. Sometimes temperature can be unpredictable. It might be chilly outside one day and twenty degrees warmer the next day. This calls for rather drastic changes to home heating. Homeowners who prefer non-programmable thermostats can simply walk over to the thermostat and adjust the temperature as needed rather than having to fiddle with programming.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats are preferable for homeowners who like a hands-off approach. These thermostats control the temperature in your home through set programs. There are 3 different types of programmable thermostat models: 7 day, 5+2 day, and 5+1+1 day. 7 day allows you to set a different program for each day of the week. 5+2 sets one program for weekdays and another for the weekend, and 5+1+1 offers one program for weekdays, one for Saturday, and one for Sunday.

Programmable thermostats are great for homeowners who work 9-5 during the week. You can save energy by setting a program that keeps your temperature control low while you’re out of the house and turns up the heating or air when the work day is over. Many programmable thermostats also allow you to set a program for vacation and offers an “auto-changeover” from heating to air as winter starts to change over into spring and summer.

WiFi Thermostats

WiFi thermostats can be programmable or non-programmable. What sets them apart is that they can be controlled remotely. With WiFi thermostats, you have an app on your mobile device that allows you to adjust the temperature of your home from work, school, or anywhere you might be away from home. They’re great options for adjusting the temperature of your home so you can save energy while you’re away from home, while ensuring that your house is warm (or cool) and comfortable when you do come home. Homeowners who prefer to have as much “smart” technology as possible often gravitate towards WiFi thermostats, and because you can control the temperature from anywhere by your phone, there’s no need to get up during your favorite show to adjust the thermostat.

At Air Solutions in Bryan-College Station, we offer state-of-the-art thermostats in non-programmable, programmable, and WiFi models. Whatever type of thermostat is right for your home, we our thermostats offer quality home comfort and sleek designs. Contact us today for more information or to have the right thermostat for your home installed.


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