For the most part, you probably are not going to have much direct interaction with the bulk of your heating and cooling system. Sure, you should definitely be changing your air filter regularly, but aside from that, you don’t really see much of the system, let alone interact with it. A major exception to this rule, of course, is your thermostat.
It is with your thermostat, after all, that you control your HVAC system at large. Without it, you’d have no say in how your system heats or cool your home. Considering the important role that it plays, it really is very important that you are using your ideal thermostat in Washington, D.C.
Opt for Programmability
If you are not currently using a programmable thermostat, you should definitely consider upgrading sooner than later. Sure, using a basic digital thermostat is preferable to an old round dial thermostat, as you can set and read temperatures more accurately. You are still at the mercy of your schedule, though. With a programmable thermostat, you won’t have to choose between maintaining a very comfortable temperature in an empty house all day or waiting for the house to cool down after you get home and make any necessary adjustments.
With a programmable thermostat, your system is automated to a certain degree. You set your cooling (and heating) program, and you can know for sure that your home will be comfortable for you when you get home. You also won’t find yourself second-guessing whether or not you remembered to reset the thermostat when you’re headed out of town.
You may also want to consider the use of a smart thermostat, if you really want to take control of your system and your own personal convenience. This type of system can be controlled via a smart phone, or other internet-enabled device. The smart thermostat can also learn your heating and cooling habits, optimizing efficiency without putting your comfort in jeopardy.
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