A Simplified Guide to Choosing the Right Thermostat

Temperature control is an important part of a home’s HVAC system and the right thermostat will help you do just that. But how do you sort through the hundreds of different types that are available out there on the market? If your system is newly installed, your technician is an excellent resource to ask for recommendations. However, knowing a few important points about choosing the right thermostat still wouldn’t hurt.

Finding the right thermostat can be a daunting task, but we can simplify it to a few simple factors to get you started.

Smart Vs. Programmable

The first decision to make is what type of thermostat you’re looking to hook up to your HVAC system. Most thermostats today are programmable and will give you all the functions necessary to control your home’s temperature.

On the other hand, smart thermostats take it a step further by connecting to an app on your phone for more functionality. You can even connect with your home’s smart system if you happen to have one. All these bells and whistles are more expensive, though, so consider carefully what type you want.

Your HVAC System

Common heating and air conditioning systems have no problems being compatible with most models of thermostats today, with only a few exceptions. These exceptions are more noticeable with smart thermostats, but if you’re not going that route, you’re almost good to go with any choice you make. However, still check the packaging and the manual to be 100% certain that your choice will work on your existing HVAC system.

Energy Savings

Your HVAC system makes up a large chunk of your home’s energy bill but a simple programmable thermostat that’s been properly set can save you almost $200 annually. That’s almost 20% of an average yearly consumption.

Call McMaster Heating and Air Conditioning Today

Once you’ve made your decisions, you can go ahead and get the thermostat you want. If you still feel like you need more information, call McMaster Heating and Air Conditioning at (949) 481-7995. We’ll be more than happy to answer all your HVAC-related questions for you. Our services are available in Orange County and the surrounding areas.