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How to Select the Right Thermostat for Your Home

  • October 15, 2014

A thermostat, the small box that controls the temperature your HVAC system works at, is something we tend to ignore unless something goes wrong. But having an effective programmable thermostat can help you save significant money on your utility bills while providing exceptional comfort you’ve come to expect. But how can you pick the right one? Here is more information for you to make an informed decision.

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What to Consider When Upgrading Your Thermostat

Thermostats can come in manual, programmable and smart varieties. If you’re upgrading a thermostat, you’ll want to consider what will work well for your situation and the comfort level you have when dealing with technology.

  • A manual thermostat is the most basic and least expensive to purchase, but it’s the most expensive to operate. Unless you want to be constantly adjusting the temperature, a manual thermostat may not fit your needs.
  • A programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature for particular times, such as changing the temperature overnight when your household is in bed. Upgrading a thermostat to a programmable model helps save significant money, but requires that you program it at the thermostat itself, which is not as helpful when you realize halfway across the state that you forgot to put it into vacation mode.
  • A smart thermostat uses your home’s internet to communicate with a smart device, such as your phone or tablet. You can make changes to your settings remotely, be reminded of necessary maintenance and check your home’s air quality without having to leave your seat. When your home is a little too cool when you get up or a little too hot on your way home from work, you can change the settings without having to leave a comfortable environment to do so.

We pride ourselves on our 100 percent customer satisfaction assurance. If you need to have your thermostat upgraded, have other questions about your HVAC system or need further information, please feel free to contact Comfort Services! We’ve been serving the Moore County¬†area since 2003.

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