If you’re having a heating or cooling system installed, you’ll obviously wind up with a thermostat as well. After all, how else would you be able to control the temperature in your house? If you’re like most of our customers in Washington, DC and Northern Virginia, though, you probably figure that a thermostat is a thermostat and there really isn’t much difference between them.
That’s not the case, however. In fact, the type of thermostat you wind up with can make a big difference in the overall performance of your system, in the size of your energy bills and in how comfortable you are in your home. The technicians at Polar Bear Air Conditioning are here to answer any questions you may have about the various types of thermostats and they’ll make their expert recommendations for your home.
The most basic thermostat you can wind up with, and what you’re probably most familiar with is a wired thermostat. These are attached directly to your heating and cooling system and when you adjust the temperature on the thermostat it transfers that data to the appropriate elements. They provide relatively accurate temperature control and are easy to use.
Digital thermostats have quite a few benefits over traditional mechanical models. They allow you to set more specific temperatures, and often you can program them to adjust to different temperatures for different times of day.
After all, you don’t want to come home to a cold or stifling house but you also don’t want to have to pay to keep an empty house temperature controlled all day when you’re not there. With a programmable digital thermostat, you can set your heating or cooling system to come on shortly before you arrive home so that your house will be comfortable when you get there. But you won’t be saddled with the extra energy bills you would have if you simply left your system on at a constant temperature all day.
Plus, there are a lot of other convenient features that digital thermostats can incorporate as well. For instance, some have easy to operate touch screens or dial features and some are available with larger screens to make them easier to read and adjust for people of all ages.
Never Too Late
If you’re in the process of picking out a new heating or cooling system and have some options in terms of thermostats to include with the package, it’s definitely worth taking some time to consider what will work best for you. But even if you don’t plan on replacing your heating and cooling system anytime soon, you can still upgrade to a more exacting and easy to use thermostat.
Most thermostats can be adjusted to work with a variety of different home heating and cooling systems, and installing a new one isn’t a very time consuming or costly job. When you call Polar Bear for all of your Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia thermostat needs, we’ll be happy to give you a rundown on your options and complete a quick and thorough installation in your home.