What to Consider When Buying a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat can help you to control your Orange Park, Florida, home’s energy usage and overall comfort. Once programmed to fit your lifestyle, you won’t have to deal with needing to constantly adjust your temperature settings, which is a huge energy-saving benefit. But how can you be sure which thermostat is right for you? Here are some factors to consider.
Make Sure It Can Accommodate Your Schedule
Many programmable thermostat models feature more than one setting option that can accommodate both a weekday and weekend schedule. The 5-1-1 model is ideal if your schedule is the same Monday to Friday, but you need different settings for Saturday and Sunday. The 5+2 model allows for thermostat settings that are the same Monday to Friday, and then different for the weekend. Using a 7-day model, you will have the greatest flexibility as this model accommodates different programs for each day of the week. If your schedule changes daily, you will be able to set a different temperature for each day of the week.
Make Sure It Will Work With Your Heating and Cooling System
Not every programmable thermostat will work with every heating and cooling system, so do your research and consult your HVAC technician before settling on a particular model if you are ever in doubt. If you use a heat pump in conjunction with your furnace you should make sure that the thermostat can control both systems.
Understand How Zoning Works
If you have a central heating and cooling system, one thermostat acts as the master thermostat to provide conditioned air throughout your home via a ducted system. For ductless systems, each unit will have its own thermostat which controls a specific zone. The ability to control each zone with its own dedicated thermostat will enable you to use energy more efficiently.
To learn more about your programmable thermostat options or to schedule an appointment for installation, contact Merritt Heating & Air at 904-240-4038. Our technicians have the knowledge and experience to assist you with systems and services to improve comfort and HVAC system performance in your home.