Homeowner’s Guide: Choosing the Right Thermostat for Your Home

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Thinking of getting a new thermostat? Maybe, you’re planning to replace your old one; however, you’re not sure which thermostat to choose among the many choices on the market today. We know how worrisome that can be.

To help you out, North Texas Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., created a guide on how to choose the right thermostat for your home. Read on to learn more.

Check the Specifications of Your Existing HVAC System

For Central Florida homes, having a perfectly-working central heating and cooling system is a top priority. When buying a furnace, heat pump, air conditioner, or electric baseboard, getting the right thermostat is also an important decision.

So, before you purchase online or set off to buy a new thermostat, you will need to identify the type of thermostat that’s compatible with your current HVAC system. You’ll know this by checking your system’s specific voltage, its features, and the number of stages your unit has to ensure you get the most out of it.

Identify Thermostat Options

Thermostats can be classified into three major types depending on your existing heating and air conditioning system’s specifics. You can choose the type based on your preferences and comfort needs.

  • Manual Thermostats – the most basic type known as a non-programmable or mechanical thermostat. As the name implies, you will manually adjust it to control the temperature.
  • Programmable Thermostats – As its name suggests, they can be programmed based on your preferred temperature setting. They are one of the right options to save money and energy.
  • Smart Thermostats – the next generation of programmable thermostats for better comfort taken to the next level. You can control a smart thermostat remotely from your mobile phone, computer, or any smart devices. Some models feature a touch screen display, notifications and alerts, multiple programmable schedules, and learning capabilities.

Feel free to speak to one of our representatives if you’d like to know more. Just call (940) 349-9212.

Install and Set The Right Temperature

After you picked the thermostat suited for your home, it’s time to get rid of the old thermostat and install the new one. Make sure to install it correctly with the right configuration so it can do its job. Only then can you enjoy a healthier and more comfortable home.

Choosing the right thermostat for your home is easy when you have all the right information. But it is not the only decision you have to make—you’ll also need to decide whether to install it yourself or hire a professional. Take time to consider your options.

If you have questions or need assistance, contact us anytime and we’ll be happy to help. At North Texas Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., we look forward to the opportunity to assist you.