How to Choose a Thermostat

Date: June 10, 2019 | Written By: TemperaturePro Orlando
How to Choose a Thermostat

Before choosing the right thermostat, there are a number of things that you should consider first. Here’s how to choose a thermostat that’s right for your home or office.

THERMOSTATS

It can be hard to choose a thermostat for your home or office. Especially if right now your current one is on the fritz. You want to make sure that you pick one that works with your unit and as soon as possible. But sometimes trying to choose something quickly does not always translate into the right purchase.

That’s why at TemperaturePro, we decided to write up how to choose a thermostat that’s not just functional, but that’s right for you. You may be surprised just how powerful a thermostat can be, and how this little device can save you a ton of money on electricity, if you buy one like a smart thermostat.

Here are a few questions to ask before shopping:

  • What type of thermostat do you want?
  • Will the thermostat work with your HVAC system?
  • Who can help you install it?

HOW TO CHOOSE A THERMOSTAT TYPE

You have three options you can choose from when it comes to your next thermostat. There are:

  • Manual Thermostat
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Smart Thermostats

Manual Thermostats

A manual thermostat is often called a mechanical or non-programable thermostat. This is an adjustable thermostat that you will have to manually control when you want the AC to turn on, off, etc.

Programmable Thermostats

Just as it suggests, a programmable thermostat can be programmed. You can schedule times of when you want your AC unit to turn on or off, etc. Programmable thermostats can save you up to $180 per year on your energy bill.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats, like programmable thermostats, can be programmed to turn on and off and change temperatures with the added benefit of being controllable via your phone or computer, meaning no matter where you are, you can set your thermostat. This means you can save a lot on your electricity bill. Many smart thermostats can also remember how you set them and when you’re home and turn on and off on their own.

WILL IT WORK WITH MY HVAC SYSTEM?

Now that you know how to choose a thermostat, it’s time to make sure that your AC unit will work with it. Here’s how to check that:

  • Check your system’s voltage
  • Where on the wall the unit will be placed
  • The number of heating and cooling stages your system has

The best way to know for sure is to contact your HVAC technician.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOUR THERMOSTAT BE REPLACED

It doesn’t matter how fancy your thermostat is, there comes a time when you will need to replace it. The best way to determine when you need to replace your thermostat is when it is no longer working as efficiently.

HVAC SERVICE & MAINTENANCE FROM TEMPERATUREPRO

You now know how to choose a thermostat. Here at TemperaturePro, we offer thermostat services. We can help you determine what thermostat you need and install the unit for you. We also offer a vast array of HVAC and AC services.

We don’t just install thermostats. We are a full-service AC repair company dedicated to helping our customers in Orlando and the Greater Orlando area.

Here are some of our services:

Have questions? Let us help you. Call today at (407) 440-4545 or fill out our contact form here.

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