Maintaining comfort in your Fort Pierce, Florida, home relies primarily on the thermostat. Your thermostat is the gatekeeper between your home’s comfortable temperature and your HVAC system. Choosing the best thermostat to meet your energy needs is crucial to keeping your home comfortable and your energy costs down. While there are many thermostats on the market, they will likely fall into one of three categories: manual, programmable, or smart.

Manual Thermostats

Manual thermostats require you to turn the cooling or heat on and manually adjust to the desired temperature. The benefits of these thermostats are their low cost and easy operation. However, they are less efficient than other models.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats will allow you to set the temperature for different times of day, as well as different days of the week. Some models have weekday and weekend settings, while others allow you to set a different temperature for each day of the week. These thermostats are moderately priced, easy to install and operate. They also provide better energy efficiency and comfort levels.

Smart Thermostats

One of the newest technologies to hit the thermostat market is the smart thermostat. These thermostats work like programmable thermostats in their ability to set programs. As an added benefit, you can control them remotely from your phone, even when you are away from home. Furthermore, they have learning functions that will make self-adjustments to provide your home with the best energy savings.

Depending on the model you choose, many of these thermostats come with additional features such as maintenance notifications, energy reports, and the ability to link with other smart devices in the home.

To learn more about which thermostat is the best for your home, contact Grimes Heating & Air Conditioning at 772-208-9892.

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