It is important to have the right kind of thermostat for the overall comfort in your home. This can help ensure that it is cool and enjoyable all summer long. In order to have the air conditioner running as efficiently as possible, consider getting a programmable thermostat. This can be beneficial because you can set the temperature for different times of the day, as well as days of the week. By knowing what type of thermostat to get, you can help increase the comfort level in your home, as well as the indoor air quality.




When buying a new thermostat or replacing an old one, make sure to consider all the options. This should include features that it has, if you want it to be programmable, and where it should be place. Most likely, you will be buying a programmable, digital thermostat. If this is the case, look to see what each product will allow you to program it to do. These options, if used to their full potential, can greatly increase your home comfort by decreasing the amount of time spent making adjustments to the temperature in your home. If you are unsure what type of thermostat is right for you, make sure to contact us. We can help to recommend which one would be the best for your lifestyle and home.




Almost all thermostats monitor the temperature of the air around them in order to keep the temperature in the home balanced at the level you have selected. This is why it is important to carefully select where in your home you want to mount the thermostat to you wall. Be careful of placing it above any air vents where temperatures will be shifting more dramatically than in other places in your home. A thermostat will shut off an air conditioner when the temperature becomes cooler than what you have set it for. A poorly placed thermostat that is exposed to more cool air will shut off the air conditioner too early and leave you with a warm home. Also be careful not to place your thermostat near points in your home where warm air is generated, like windows and doors. This can cause the air conditioner to be overworked and your home will end up cooler than expected.




A programmable thermostat is a great investment. You can program certain thermostats to adjust the temperature when you are away and do not need your home to be as cool or as warm. Granted, this can still be done on older models, but you must adjust your thermostat manually every time you leave and enter your home. Performing this task manually is when forgetfulness and human error can end up increasing your energy bills. It can also decrease the comfort level and indoor air quality in your home.