Buying A Programmable Thermostat Doesn’t Have To Be Confusing
Buying a programmable thermostat is a single purchase that delivers multiple benefits. Programmable thermostats make your cooling and heating system adapt to your family’s daily routine so room temperatures are always comfortable when you’re there. Temperature settings are adjusted gradually for optimum energy efficiency. A programmable thermostat will typically save one-third on heating costs and up to 25 percent on central A/C operation.
Here’s a guide to the available options when you’re buying a programmable thermostat:
- One-stage units program systems with a separate A/C and furnace. Two- or multi-stage thermostats also control fan speeds on units with high and low fan settings. Zoned units program a single zone in a heating and cooling system that consists of multiple zones within a home.
- 7-day programs allow individual temperature settings for all seven days of the week. In a home with many occupants active at a variety of times, these units allow the greatest flexibility in temperature control.
- 5-2 programs create one set of programmed temperatures dedicated specifically to weekdays and a separate set for weekends.
- The 5-1-1 option allows a single Monday through Friday program, along with dedicated programs for Saturday and Sunday respectively.
User convenience and comfort options make programming and maintenance easy.
- A digital interface with touch screen controls means programming is fast and intuitive.
- Warning lights and on-screen messages alert you to system problems or maintenance issues such as scheduled filter changes.
- Battery backup maintains your settings in case of power interruption.
- Handheld remotes allow you to operate all thermostat functions from any location in the house.
- Programmable thermostats with Internet connectivity permit you to monitor conditions in the home and input changes to programs from anywhere in the world via a browser-based interface.
Sobieski Services offers experienced advice and installation when you’re buying a programmable thermostat. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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