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3 Tips for Comparing Programmable Thermostats

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You might have heard that programmable thermostats offer more functionality than traditional models, but how do you know which one to buy? If you find yourself confused by the overwhelming list of features available on many thermostats, use these three tips to compare options for your Pooler, Georgia, home.

How Much Control and Interaction Do You Want?

Think about your lifestyle and your schedule when choosing a programmable thermostat. Do you want to exercise complete control over every temperature change? If so, look for simple models that allow you to program three to seven different settings.

Maybe you lead a busier lifestyle and you want your thermostat to “think” for itself. Modern, innovative options like the Cor Wi-Fi thermostat use smart setback systems. The thermostat will automatically adjust itself based on changing environmental factors, but it keeps your personal comfort preferences in mind.

How Much Information Do You Need?

You already know a thermostat tells you the indoor temperature, but modern models offer far more information. Many Carrier thermostats will tell you the outdoor temperature, the humidity level, the weather forecast, and other important data. Some even alert you when you need to change your air filter.

Make a list of the data points to which you want access, then look for thermostats that have those features. You’ll get more bang for your buck, but you won’t have to deal with an interface that’s cluttered with information you don’t need.

What Are Your Design Preferences?

Some thermostats are sleek and slim, often with metallic finishes and fancy faceplates. Others have colorful surrounds. Consider how you’ll interact with the thermostat, too. For instance, touchscreen models allow you to use the device just as you would a tablet or smartphone, while other models have the traditional buttons (or a combination of the two).

Try comparing programmable thermostats side-by-side so you know how they stack up. When you’re ready to upgrade, we’ll send a technician to install the thermostat and perform any other HVAC maintenance you require. Just call McDevitt Air at 877-692-9402.

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