Monday, October 1, 2018

How to Choose the Right Thermostat for Your Home

Is there a better thermostat out there for you? Are you missing out on energy savings by using an inefficient thermostat? Need help choosing the best thermostat for your lifestyle?

When it comes to tools and appliances in your home, the old, faithful models that seems to be working just fine may be costing you a lot in energy efficiency and savings. Thermostats are a great example. If you’ve lived in your space for years, your thermostat may still be functioning well, but are you really getting the most out of it? 
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Because costs for cooling and heating your Ann Arbor home are a big chunk of your utility bill, it’s worth considering that there might be a better option to control the temperature in your home. So, let us help you decide what thermostat might be right for you. 

A thermostat type for everyone. 

Manual: a simple thermostat with only a few basic settings. Requires you to manually adjust temperature settings. 

A manual thermostat is good for someone who is home most days and/or who can consistently remember to change the temperature to a money-saving setting. These models are the cheapest of the bunch, but don’t do anything on their own to help save energy. 

Programmable: a thermostat with 6 settings or more so you can set temperature changes to happen automatically. 

A programmable thermostat is great for someone on a schedule who wants to save energy and money without thinking about it. If you leave for work 8 hours a day or more, a programmable thermostat will change temperature settings for efficiency, and can kick back on before you come home so you arrive in a comfortable house!

Smart: a high-tech thermostat that learns preferences from the way you use it and can be used remotely with Wi-Fi. These are the most expensive of the bunch, and not all models have the same capabilities. 

A smart thermostat is great for someone who is serious about energy efficiency and saving money on their utility bill. With a smart thermostat, you can change temperature settings when you’re away from home, get precise data on your usage and trends, and much more. 

What to do after you’ve chosen a new thermostat.

If you’re ready to increase your home’s efficiency with a new thermostat, give the experts at CMR Mechanical a call! We’ll help you choose a model that’s compatible with your system and install it. If you have more questions about finding the right thermostat for your home, we can help you there, too. Give us a call today. 

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