Finding the Best Thermostat

Finding the Best Thermostat

Heating and Air Conditioning, Katy, TX

Digital Thermostats Save You Money

Are you looking for a heating and air conditioning specialist in Katy, Texas? If so you need look no further than the knowledgeable professionals at Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning.

Most homes have a thermostat that works in conjunction with the heating and cooling system to regulate the homes temperature. They do eventually wear out, and have to be replaced. If your HVAC system seems to always be running too much or too little, your thermostat may need replacement. Frequent trips up and down during the night to adjust a system that never runs as it should are especially annoying. The next time you forget to adjust your manual thermostat just think of the money you can save over time with a programmable thermostat. With the cost of energy being on the rise, it is feasible that your new programmable digital thermostat will quickly pay for itself while keeping your home more comfortable.

Thermostat Types

There are basically 5 types of thermostats to choose from. You will need to ensure that you choose the correct type of thermostat for your heating and air conditioning system.

  1. Learning Thermostats

    Learning thermostats learn user’s habits and program themselves, creating a schedule based on your preferences They can turn themselves down when you’re away, guide you to energy-efficient settings and provide monthly energy reports. These thermostats connect to your home Wi-Fi network and can be monitored, set and managed remotely over Wi-Fi from a computer, smartphone or tablet. Best of all, they save you 20-30 % on your energy bill!

  2. Remote Energy Management

    A remote energy management thermostat allows you to set, program and monitor your heating and air conditioning system from a computer, smartphone or tablet. Sends text message or email alerts when adjustments are made, when filter change is needed or maintenance is scheduled. The thermostat connects through a hub (sold separately) to your home broadband network, providing access over Wi-Fi from anywhere. Reduces energy consumption by up to 15 %.

  3. Programmable Thermostat

    A programmable thermostat makes the most efficient use of your system by automatically adjusting the temperature through­out the day. You program the thermostat to your preferred temperature at different times of the day and night and the thermostat automatically maintains a comfortable temperature, adjusting it when your away or asleep to save energy, and raising it for a comfortable home temperature when family members come home. The newer touch screen thermostats are easier to program and allow you to program up to a seven day schedule. Models are available with back up batteries for power outages, and those that automatically switch from heat to cooling are an even bigger plus when choosing a new thermostat. Provides up to 15% energy savings by reducing the temperature when you are away on heating alone. Not recommended for heat pump systems though new models are becoming available that are created for heat pumps.

  4. Digital Non-Programmable Thermostat

    A non-programmable thermostat requiring the user to manually adjust settings as desired, provides the convenience of an easy-to-read LCD display.

  5. Manual Thermostat

    A non-programmable thermostat requiring the user to manually adjust the temperature as desired. Manual thermostats are not as accurate as digital ones, and can’t be programed to fit a family’s individual schedule.

  6. Programmable Thermostat

    A programmable thermostat is the best way to conserve energy and save money. Most experts agree that 68 degrees in the winter and 78 degrees in the summer is the ideal temperature for the seasons. In the winter, at night and when everyone is away from the house as with work and school, 65 degrees saves even more money.

  7. Digital thermostats

    A digital thermostat can automatically change over from heating to cooling or vice versa during the spring and fall when temperature swings of cool nights and hot days occur. With a digital thermostat your house need never be too hot or cold.

    Expect to spend from $20 to $300. Installing a digital thermostat is a DIY project for anyone with basic DIY skills if you follow all directions. If however, you are not comfortable with installing it yourself and prefer the expertise of an expert, our heating and air conditioning professionals at Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning will be happy to provide a professional installation for you.

At Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning your comfort and safety is number one concern. Give us a call and let us show you how we can help to keep your heating and air conditioning system in Katy, Texas at its peak performance.