Shopping for thermostats is trickier than you might think. The evolution of these products moves at a fast pace, and the market never runs out of exciting options. Electromechanical (manual) and electronic (digital) thermostats get the job done, but not one unit is right for every home.
To help your HVAC system regulate your home’s heat and air in a way that works for you and your lifestyle, think about these factors:
Dave’s Heat & Air knows that every thermostat is only as good as its accuracy. Properly placed, manual units tend to read the ambient air temperature incorrectly due to dust accumulation. Their components need to be free from dirt to remain functional.
Digital thermostats don’t share the same problem because they’re low-maintenance by design. But then again, you may need to schedule a heating and air repair every time they act up. Their inner workings are too complex to be fixed by mere cleaning.
The bane of manual thermostats is the constant need for readjustment and high susceptibility to human error. On the other hand, digital thermostats are programmable. You can create several settings in advance to tell them how to regulate your indoor climate differently throughout the day. More than convenience, the programmability of digital thermostats helps ensure energy efficiency and comfort more consistently.
Any AC repair specialist like Dave’s Heat & Air admits that your thermostat options are limited by your HVAC equipment. You can’t switch from manual to digital without seeking professional advice first.
Every modern American family needs to have a smart thermostat provided that the HVAC equipment is compatible with it. It works exactly the same as the programmable unit, except it can talk with mobile devices when connected to the internet. In other words, space literally becomes irrelevant when heating or cooling your space.
Let Dave’s Heat & Air help you choose among manual, programmable and smart thermostats. Call us at (972) 435-0303 to discuss your HVAC needs, or fill out our contact form to get a free estimate.