Buying a new thermostat for your home in Weeki Wachee, FL, can be an intimidating endeavor. Since you’re going to be using it for the next 10 years or so, you want to invest in something that’s compatible with your HVAC unit, fits your budget and gives you the features you need to run your system efficiently. Save yourself the trouble of returning an incompatible or poor-quality thermostat by considering these four factors.
HVAC System Type
The design of your HVAC system restricts the types and brands of thermostat you can choose from. If you don’t know what HVAC system you are using, you can find the product information on your owner’s manual or consult with an HVAC technician to schedule preventive maintenance and inquire about your system.
Throughout the last decade, new design options have popped up, from smart thermostats to remote energy management systems. If your HVAC system can accommodate a smart thermostat, it’s currently the best option, as it gives you the benefits of a programmable unit without requiring you to program it yourself. A smart thermostat can link to your home’s Wi-Fi network, and you can adjust it via your mobile device.
If you have an existing thermostat, open it up and see what type of electrical wiring you have. Most wireless programmable thermostats operate with as little as 2v wires, yet newer ones come with C-wires, which provide constant power for smart features. If you’re not comfortable doing any of that, call us for a service appointment.
Since your thermostat will likely live on your home’s wall for the next 10 to 15 years, you’ll want one that is easy to program. Today’s thermostats come in a wide range of shapes and designs, from round units to sleek, futuristic, all-glass ones.
If you wish to learn more about which thermostat will best fit your home’s HVAC system, or you need to schedule an emergency heating repair, contact us at Butler Heating & A/C Inc. today. Our expert technicians provide excellent customer service.
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