What Are the Four Types of Thermostats?

Thermostats play an important role in keeping your home safe and comfortable throughout the entire year. They allow you to communicate with your home’s heating and cooling equipment so you can make any necessary adjustments. However, as thermostat technology continues to grow and evolve, how can you know which type of thermostat provides the most benefits for your home?

The team at Schebler Heating and Air is here to help discuss each type of thermostat, along with the benefits of each, to help you make an informed decision regarding your home’s thermostat. Contact us today for any questions or to schedule a thermostat installation appointment in the Quad Cities.

Wi-Fi Thermostats

Are you looking for a thermostat that you can control from your mobile device, or even with just your voice? If so, Wi-Fi thermostats might be for you. They’re great choices for families that are looking to upgrade from a standard manual or programmable thermostat.

Your Wi-Fi thermostat can provide updates regarding future weather patterns, so you can make the necessary adjustments to keep your home as warm or cool as you’d like. Additionally, you can track your energy usage with the system to ensure that you’re using the thermostat as efficiently as possible.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats have many of the same features as Wi-Fi thermostats, but pack an additional punch. Many smart thermostats feature geofencing, which can detect when your family is home. When the unit detects people in the home, it will communicate with your HVAC system to keep the heat or AC on to keep your loved ones comfortable. If it detects that nobody is home, however, it can shut itself off to ensure that warm or cool air isn’t being wasted on an empty home. 

After a short period of time, these smart thermostats can even learn the habits of your home and make any temperature changes on your behalf. Reach out to the team at Schebler today to learn more about if a smart thermostat is the best system for the needs of your home.

Programmable Thermostats

As the name suggests, programmable thermostats can be set to change temperatures at different times throughout the day. For example, if nobody is home between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, you can program the thermostat to set the temperature to a much higher or lower temperature, depending on the outside weather. Then, the thermostat can be programmed to turn your heating or cooling system to a much more comfortable temperature just prior to your arrival to ensure that you return to a safe and comfortable temperature.

Programmable thermostats can also be used as manual thermostats, so if your schedule were to ever change, you can make the necessary adjustments to stay comfortable within your home.

Manual (Non-Programmable) Thermostats

Manual thermostats are the most simple option, but they’re also the most inexpensive. If you have a fairly inconsistent schedule and you’re just looking for a system that allows you to change the temperature whenever you want, a non-programmable thermostat might be your best bet. These systems allow you to change the temperature at any time and will hold that temperature until adjustments are made again.

Contact Schebler Heating and Air for Thermostat Services in the Quad Cities

For thermostat installation and repair services throughout the Quad Cities area, turn to the professionals at Schebler Heating and Air. Our team has years of experience in providing the area with high-quality heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality services. Schedule an appointment with our team today.