As a control center for your home’s HVAC unit, the right thermostat is of the utmost importance. With some of today’s advanced thermostats, you can save a considerable amount of money on heating and cooling expenses. To help you choose the best option for your Plano, Texas, home, use our guide that covers programmable and smart thermostats.

Programmable Thermostats

You actually have three types of thermostats to choose from — basic, programmable, and smart. However, if you don’t opt for a smart thermostat, then you should at least invest in a programmable one.

A programmable thermostat allows you to create a regular schedule for the cooling system to follow. This type of thermostat is ideal if you have a regular routine, such as working a 9-to-5 job. The thermostat will keep your home at a moderate temperature while you’re at work and adjust to a more comfortable temperature right before you get home. Most programmable thermostats have multiple setting options, easily allowing you to create different schedules for different days of the week, so you can achieve maximum energy efficiency.

Smart Thermostats

A smart thermostat uses intuitive intelligence and algorithms to learn your cooling and heating patterns. Many of today’s smart thermostats also support geofencing functions. This means the thermostat syncs with your phone to tell when you’re away. When it notices that you’re gone, it automatically adjusts the temperature to a more moderate level to save energy. This type of thermostat is valuable if you don’t have a regular routine but still want to maximize energy savings.

Additional features that many smart thermostats support — and some programmable ones don’t — include voice control, remote sensor activation and deactivation, and syncing with other home automation services to save money. Smart thermostats can even alert you when it’s time to schedule an HVAC maintenance session.

Need help choosing a thermostat for your home? Contact Taylormade Heat and Air at (469) 424-3404 to speak with a certified technician about choosing a thermostat that increases the efficiency of your home’s heating and air conditioning system.

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