Have you seen the new touch-screen thermostats yet? They’re easy to use and their advances never cease to amaze. A simple touch controls the heating and cooling in your home, even from halfway around the world. Take a closer look this amazing, cutting-edge technology.
Aside from looking cool mounted on your wall, full-color, touch-screen thermostats can have a big impact on your pocketbook. You can use it to pre-program your heating and cooling preferences for every season. These new marvels of technology have updated features that make them easy to use and read, even when you’re away from home. They also include energy-saving schedules, including those for holidays and vacations, and multiple settings for both weekdays and weekends. Some models also have changeover switches, full memory-saving capacity and provide reminders for filter changes. They also help to protect you from overheating or overcooling your home, and can even anticipate temperature variances from day to evening.
At the end of the day, your new thermostat is only going to be as good as your ability to operate and understand it. That’s what is so great about full-color, touch-activated thermostats. They’re easy to read and have onscreen prompts to help eliminate guesswork and energy-sapping errors. It can even warn you if your energy use is too high or above designated energy-saving levels.
Where to Put It
A thermostat’s location is important, and these new models are no exception. Each model is a bit different, but you will want to go with manufacturers’ recommendations for installation. It should be placed away from direct sunlight and drafts, on an interior wall free from obstructions (like big pieces of furniture), because it needs natural air currents in order to work properly. And a place that is convenient for you to access it is important too!
The best part of these new thermostats is that most are programmable remotely, from your smartphone, tablet or laptop. So, if you’re away during the day, you can make the temperature higher, but set it to be cooler for you when you get home. The possibilities are almost limitless when it comes to this new technology. So, what are you waiting for?
If you are considering upgrading to a smart thermostat system for your home, contact Sandy Heating and Air Conditioning. Their experienced team can answer all your questions and explain how you can improve your comfort at home with a new touch-screen thermostat.