Your thermostat is a huge factor in how much you are spending on energy costs. Merely programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or not at home can make a great impact without harming your comfort levels. Depending on which thermostat you select, you can do a whole lot more to make an even bigger impact.
At Mayeuxs AC & Heating, we’ve got an array of programmable thermostats to meet your needs—from the most simple models to the state-of-the-art learning thermostats. How can you know what you need in your home? First, take the time to understand the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll need to select which features are most important to you.
All programmable thermostats will give you the chance to schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re routinely there and away. Depending on the model you choose, you may be able to record one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re home. Some models will allow you to program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on another. You’ll also want to review the number of periods during each day you can set up. For instance, will you want the temps different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Confirm that the thermostat you select can accommodate your needs.
For some homeowners, being able to set a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is enough. But if you want more flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat lets you completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for every weekday.
Flexibility isn’t the only benefit that smart thermostats provide, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can regulate your home’s temperature no matter where you are. Some selections of smart thermostats take innovation even further—these are called “learning thermostats.” Learning thermostats do everything a regular smart thermostat can do, but they can also learn from your behaviors and adapt your heating and cooling schedules based on your household’s activity throughout the day. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and give them time to figure everything out on their own within several days.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling desires are, Mayeuxs AC & Heating will help you find the best thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll get to enjoy ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Give us a call at (985) 764-2426 to learn more, or book an appointment with us online.