Your thermostat is key to how much you’re paying on your utility bills. Just programming your thermostat for stretches when you’re sleeping or away 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 MPC Heating & Cooling, 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 do you know what will work best for you? First, learn the difference between basic programmable thermostats and advanced learning models. Both can help you save energy and money, but you’ll want to determine which features are most important to your home comfort.
Most programmable thermostats will let you schedule your days to control temperatures when you’re typically there and gone. Depending on the model you select, you may be able to input one schedule, which you may end up overriding on weekends or other days you’re home. Some models will let you program your weekdays on one schedule and your weekends on a separate schedule. You’ll also want to review the number of periods you can set up during the day. For instance, will you want the temperature in your house different when you sleep, when you wake up, when you’re at work and when you are home in the evening? Be sure the thermostat you select can adapt to your needs.
For some people, being able to establish a regular schedule (or two) and override it when needed is all they need. But if you want added flexibility, it’s probably time to consider a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat allows you to completely customize a heating and cooling schedule for each individual day of the week.
Smart thermostats don’t just add more flexibility, but they’re also Wi-Fi enabled so you can manage 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 monitor your heating and cooling schedules based on your actual daily activity. Some models don’t even need to be programmed—you just turn them on and let them figure everything out on their own after a short amount of time.
So, no matter what your heating and cooling wants are, MPC Heating & Cooling will help you find the most appropriate thermostat for your home and budget. You’ll experience ultimate home comfort with potential energy savings. Contact us at 308-832-4321 to learn more, or book an appointment with us online.