Your home thermostat plays a much larger role in your home’s comfort than you may know. The thermostat is actually at the very heart of your heating and cooling system. The type of thermostat you choose for your Chicago area home can help dictate your home’s energy efficiency, your comfort level, and ultimately your energy savings.
At Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning, we are here to help match the appropriate thermostat to your lifestyle needs and budget. We offer several options to give you the ability to achieve the highest level of comfort in your home.
Thermostats Are All Not the Same
Naturally all thermostats control your home’s heating and cooling system, but beyond that, their similarity ends. Each thermostat communicates differently with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, providing you with various ways to accomplish this.
Within each categorical type of thermostat, there are variances—some of them very distinct. However, overall there are only three types of home thermostats: nonprogrammable, programmable, and smart:
- Programmable thermostat
Programmable thermostats have more options than the non-programmables do. You can schedule and set your home’s temperature for each day of the week ahead of time. Depending on your model, you could schedule your temperature for weekdays and weekends or simply individualizing it for a day-by-day schedule. You will already set your preferences, so you will not need to manually adjust the temperature up or down every day. With these type of options, you can save on your energy costs, using your heating or cooling only when you need it.
- Smart thermostat
Smart thermostats offer the most options and overall convenience and energy savings than any other thermostat. With this thermostat type, you connect directly with your home’s Wi-Fi system to control your heating and cooling. This offers you maximum convenience, since you command your system from your mobile device, table, or smartphone with the touch of your finger. You can adjust or set your home’s temperature from anywhere in the world as long as you have internet connection. Additionally, these smart thermostats offer you energy reports, status updates, and air-filter-change notifications. As you can see, these are unparalleled in control and convenience.
Which Thermostat Is Right for You?
Knowing how your thermostat is involved in your home’s comfort, energy savings, and energy efficiency, it’s imperative to choose the correct thermostat. But it can be an overwhelming task on your own.
Comparing the different options with all their features and abilities is the wisest way. Our North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified and factory trained team is well versed and experienced with the selections available. We can walk you through your options and help you select the most appropriate type and model for your needs. With a professional by your side, you will ensure you make the most suitable decision.
Regardless of the thermostat you choose, when you use it as intended, you will notice a difference in your home’s comfort and energy savings.
We Are Thermostat Experts
Whether you are looking to replace or upgrade your thermostat or if your current model needs a repair, our heating and cooling experts will come out to your home and help. We will use our expertise to determine whether a new thermostat is required and what type would work best for your home and lifestyle.
Call Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning at 708-423-9580 today or request service online. We are here all your heating and cooling needs.
Doornbos Heating and Air Conditioning proudly provides HVAC service to Frankfort, Homer Glen, Mokena, Mount Greenwood, Oak Lawn, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Tinley Park, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 708-423-9580, or request service online today.