Over the course of the year, you probably handle your thermostat pretty often. For all that you rely on this part of your HVAC system, however, how well do you think it serves you? The thermostat is arguably the most important part of any heating or air conditioning system. Without it, your climate control systems wouldn’t really be able to function at all. So if you’re looking for a new thermostat to install, it’s important that you find a type that properly meets your needs. There are a lot of different thermostat types available on the market, but there are a couple more common varieties that you should be especially aware of.
A lot of the advances in thermostat technology are tied to advances in computer tech in general. For example, smart thermostats are the result of gradual development in adaptive computing. The single greatest selling point for smart thermostats is that they learn from your habits over time. The longer you use the thermostat, the more data it will collect on how you use it. Eventually, the smart thermostat will be able to adjust itself to fit your needs, without you needing to touch it.
This may sound like a neat trick, but one with little real impact. However, a thermostat that automatically adjusts itself can actually save you quite a bit of money over time. The key to that is related to the rhythm that the average thermostat moves through each day and night. There are times of peak usage in climate control, such as mid-day during the summer, and times where climate control is typically used less. A careful homeowner can adjust the thermostat multiple times a day to strike an ideal balance between a comfortable climate and energy efficiency. However, this is not something that most homeowners are willing to watch that closely. Smart thermostats can adjust themselves for proper climate control and energy saving after just a few weeks of learning from you.
One of the biggest frustrations about thermostats in general is the system’s limitation to one area of the home. A wireless thermostat solves this problem by adding satellite units to the primary unit. These satellite units can be moved from room to room, without needing to be wired into the walls. They measure the temperature in those rooms, and wirelessly communicate them back to the main unit. Extending the range of the thermostat’s control throughout the house is a huge boost to the efficiency of the system, as well as the overall comfort of the home. If you’re struggling with wide temperature swings, or hot/cold spots in certain areas of the home, you should talk to a professional about the possibility of installing a wireless thermostat.
Cliffs Air Conditioning and Heating, Inc. offers thermostat installation services in Port Charlotte, FL. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today to speak to one of our experts. We can meet all your thermostat needs.