How to Choose the Best Thermostat for Your Home

You might think that a thermostat is “just a thermostat,” and it doesn’t really matter which one you have installed in your home because they all pretty much work the same. But the type of thermostat you have controlling your home’s heating and cooling system can make a significant impact on performance, affecting both household comfort and energy bills. When you are looking for a thermostat installation, you need to give the choice some thought. We have advice to help you locate the ideal thermostat for your home.

First, Get Rid of the Manual Thermostat

Manual thermostats (sliders n’ dials) were the standard for years, but they are outdated today—especially since even no-frills digital models are competitively priced. A manual thermostat is much less accurate than a digital one and has no additional features for convenience or energy savings.

Yes, You Should Have a Programmable Thermostat of Some Kind

There are digital thermostats that aren’t programmable, but this feature isn’t a mere convenience. It’s a critical way to ensure that you save energy and don’t have the AC or heater running when it shouldn’t be.

Wi-Fi Is a Great Feature

A Wi-Fi thermostat allows you to control your home’s comfort system from a smart phone, laptop, tablet, or other Wi-Fi enabled device. This gives you even more control over conditions in your home. Imagine going on vacation and thinking you left the AC on: you can find out if did right on your smart phone and then turn it off if necessary.

What About a Self-Learning (“Smart”) Thermostat?

The newest technology in thermostats offers some amazing capabilities, such as the self-learning NEST thermostat that will program itself based on your patterns. Ask an HVAC technician about the options available to find the best possible recent advances that will fit within your budget.

Magic Touch Mechanical can help you find the right thermostat for your home in Scottsdale, AZ. Call us today to experience our award-winning customer service first-hand.