Your Scappoose home’s heating and cooling system is controlled by its thermostat, which is its command central. Your thermostat is your contact with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, allowing you to designate a specific indoor temperature for your optimum comfort. No matter what type of thermostat you choose, they all give you the power over your home’s comfort level via its temperature.
At Columbia NW Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer several thermostat options. Our HVAC professionals are here to best match you with the appropriate thermostat most suited to your Oregon home and needs.
How Are the Thermostats Different From One Another?
All thermostats allow you to communicate directly with your home’s heating and cooling system. Using your thermostat is the only way to set your desired indoor air temperature. But this fundamental fact is where their similarities end.
There are three types of thermostats for your home:
- Nonprogrammable thermostat. A nonprogrammable thermostat is either digital or nondigital. You would choose one or the other that best suits your needs and preferences. Often these thermostats come with a large, backlit display that’s easily readable. Changing the battery is completed by accessing the flip-out door.
- Programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat allows you to schedule and set your temperature ahead of time for every day of the week. On some models, you can schedule your indoor temperature for weekdays and weekends or every day. With these, you do not manually adjust the temperature yourself several times a day, since your desired programmed schedule will already be set by you. You save money on energy costs with these models, only using your heated or cooled air when needed if you program it that way.
- Smart thermostat. A smart thermostat offers you the highest energy savings, convenience, and control. It uses your home’s Wi-Fi to connect your HVAC system with your controls. The technology with this thermostat gives you to the power to make all your settings from your mobile device, tablet, or smartphone all with one finger. In addition to controlling your home’s temperature settings throughout the day, you can obtain status updates, energy reports, and air-filter-change notifications. For control and convenience, these thermostats cannot be beat.
Which Thermostat Is Right for You?
If you want to fight high-energy costs as well as reduce your carbon footprint here in Oregon you need to be sure to select the most suited thermostat for you and your home. If you take the time to educate yourself on the possible choices out there, you can be sure you will make the best thermostat choice for your home and needs.
In doing so, you will not need to replace a faulty thermostat shortly after installing it or pay an exorbitant energy bill because you chose an ill-matched model. Our HVAC professionals are happy to help you select and then install the optimum thermostat for your needs.
How Do You Know When to Replace Your Thermostat?
If your home feels warmer or cooler than usual and you think it is due to your thermostat having problems, it may be time for a new thermostat. Call our specialists for assistance when you decide to replace your thermostat. We would be happy to help you decide which type would be most advantageous for your needs and then install it in your home for you,
After you install a new thermostat, you should experience a couple of benefits. Higher energy efficiency with your HVAC system is the most noticeable benefit. Simply by correctly setting your thermostat, the US Department of Energy (DOE) estimates you can reduce your energy consumption by 5 to 15 percent.
Another benefit from installing a new thermostat is the new thermostat will be easier to operate. Once you have set the thermostat to your lifestyle, you should notice greater convenience, especially if you upgrade to a smart thermostat.
Call Columbia NW Today
No matter what type of thermostat you choose, if you use it as intended, you will notice a difference in both your home’s comfort and its energy savings. Talk to one of our HVAC experts at 503.543.3624 or request service online to discuss how we can help you.
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