4 Things to Think About Before Choosing a Thermostat
Most homeowners are unfamiliar with choosing a thermostat replacement. Because you’ll be utilizing it for the next decade or more, you’ll want to invest in a product that’s suitable for your HVAC system, fits your budget and has the functionality you need to operate your system efficiently. Consider the following four things to avoid the hassle of returning an unsuitable or low-quality thermostat.
1. Type of Thermostat
During the previous decade, new designs have emerged, ranging from remotely managed energy systems to smart thermostats. If your HVAC unit can support a smart thermostat, it’s presently the best option since it provides the advantages of a programmable thermostat without the need for you to configure it yourself. A smart thermostat may connect to your home’s Wi-Fi, and you’ll be able to control it via your smartphone.
2. Type of Air Conditioning System
The configuration of your HVAC equipment limits the kinds and brands of thermostats available to you. If you don’t know what HVAC unit you have, review your owner’s handbook or contact an HVAC specialist, to arrange preventive maintenance and ask questions regarding your system.
3. Aesthetic Appeal
Because your thermostat will most likely hang on the wall of your house for the next decade, you’ll need one that’s simple to program. Thermostats today come in a variety of sizes and styles.
4. Electrical Connections
Have a professional inspect your electrical wiring to ensure it’s compatible with the thermostat you want. Most wireless smart thermostats have only 2v cables, but newer models include C-wires, which provide steady power for advanced features.
Contact Sun City Plumbing & Heating immediately to learn more regarding which thermostat is appropriate for your home’s HVAC system or to arrange emergency heating repair. We also provide efficient air conditioning, HVAC maintenance, commercial HVAC and indoor air quality services.
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