If you’re still using a conventional thermostat to control the indoor climate of your home, then you may want to consider upgrading to a new digital, programmable, or “smart” thermostat. There are numerous makes and models on the market today, but make sure you find a reputable HVAC technician to install yours. That way you can be confident that it works exactly as you need it to. In today’s post, we’d like to review some of your thermostat options for your air conditioning system. Call the Livingston, CA air conditioning technicians at Ace Air Conditioning today to find out more about your thermostat options.
- Digital. Conventional thermostats use a bimetallic strip or a mercury-based sensor to detect and adjust the temperature. As you primary interface between you and your heated and cooled air, you need to make certain that it’s accurate and set properly. A digital thermostat makes a cost-effective upgrade. It is easier to read and adjust, and also more accurate. There is a variety of types available, including programmable and wifi-enabled “smart” thermostats.
- Programmable. Even better than a simple digital thermostat is a programmable one. As its name suggests, a programmable thermostat allows you to create a customized schedule for your indoor climate. You can set an automatic temperature adjustment for any time of day or day of the week, according to your work schedule and weekly chores. Its chief benefit is to save you from unnecessary energy consumption. Instead of heating or cooling your home during the day when you’re at home in order to be comfortable the minute you walk in the door, you can instead set a temperature adjustment to kick in the minute you walk out the door in the morning, and 45 minutes before you come home at night. You don’t have to sacrifice your comfort to save energy.
- Smart. A “smart” thermostat is wifi-enabled, which means that you can communicate with your thermostat without actually being there. Remote adjustment is a major perk of the smart thermostat, which can be useful if you leave for vacation with the AC on.
Call Ace Air Conditioning to review your air conditioning options in Livingston, CA.