There are many choices when it comes to controlling the temperature inside your home. From basic manual operation thermostats, programmable thermostats, and even smart thermostats that can be controlled remotely from a computer or mobile device.
Different types of thermostats will come with various features and functionality. The easiest way to determine the right option for you is to consult with one of our thermostat experts at Reliable Air Conditioning. However, some of the basic information about each type of thermostat is listed below to help guide your AC thermostat replacement decision:
A non-programmable thermostat is just that! Although you can still get one that has a little needle that you move from right to left but most models will have an LED display so you can at least see what temperature you've chosen, a temperature up and down button, and some other basic functionality like changing the system from cooling to heating. If you are looking for a no hassle set it and forget it thermostat, this type of thermostat might be the best option for you.
Programmable thermostats can make controlling the temperature inside of your home or business a lot easier especially if you are using it to adjust the temperature based on occupancy. Programmable thermostats come in a variety of different designs and functionality. Some have basic day and night settings, others have weekday and weekend settings, while others have full 7 day control with several different temperature settings for different times of the day. This type of thermostat is the most common and recommended for most systems for improved energy efficiency and temperature control.
A Smart Thermostat is one of the most expensive options, but if you want the freedom to access your HVAC system controls when you are not in the building then a smart thermostat may be worth considering. You will likely be able to save more on your utility bills using this type of thermostat as they typically have the most options and controls over temperature and ability to adjust scheduling on the fly using an app.