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Dec 31 2019

Comparing Programmable Thermostats – Which Is Best?

Did you know that using a programmable thermostat can help you to conserve energy and help you to cut down your energy bills? What’s more, using a programmable thermostat can also improve your comfort levels, as a programmable thermostat can be custom set to adjust based on when you’re home, when you go to bed, when you wake up in the morning, etc. If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, getting one is definitely a good investment.

But knowing which one to choose can be tough, especially with the number of technologically advanced thermostats on the market. Consider these top programmable thermostat options

Programmable Thermostats

Most basic programmable thermostats are pretty affordable these days while also providing some key services. For example, the Lux Thermostat Program allows you to control for two-to-four periods per day, is easy to install, is compatible with the vast majority of system types, and is only $35 on Amazon. 

A more expensive option is the Honeywell Touchscreen 7-day Programmable Thermostat, offered for $61 on Amazon. This option offers an auto change option from hot to cool, reminds you when it’s time to change air filters and when batteries are getting low, allows for seven-day programming with four program options per day, and features smart response technology, which allows the thermostat to learn the amount of time the system needs to reach a desired temperature and then adjust accordingly. 

Smart Thermostats

For those who are hoping for something even more efficient, a smart thermostat is the best option. These thermostats are wi-fi capable, allowing you to hook into other devices, such as your smartphone. One great smart thermostat option is the Emerson Sensi Touch Wi-Fi smart thermostat with touchscreen color display, which offers remote control, compatibility with Amazon and Apple devices, and is Energy Star-certified. The device sells for $144 on Amazon.

The real creme de la creme of smart thermostats, though, is the Nest. This is not only a smart thermostat with basic remote capabilities, but also a learning thermostat, which means that the thermostat can learn what temperatures you like at different times of the day. The Nest is available for $249.

Prioritize Your Comfort and Your HVAC System

At Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning, we believe that putting your HVAC system and your comfort at the top of your list should be a top priority. By using a programmable thermostat, you can improve your comfort, lower your energy bills, and help your HVAC system run more efficiently, which may extend its life. To learn more or for HVAC services from a trusted team, reach out to Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning today. 

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