Now days, thermostats come in all shapes and sizes. You have your basic mercury which have all but disappeared, then your basic digital and your digital programmable and your digital WiFi and even your smart thermostats. Needless to say, your options can be overwhelming!
Never Fear… Hess is here!
***That is to help you decide which thermostat is best for you.***
- First off, we’ll go ahead and knock out the basic mercury => can we say health hazard?
Let’s take a look at your basic digital thermostat. These are perfect for those of us who are inclined to raise and lower the temperature manually whenever we get the chills or hot flashes. These thermostats are super easy to use, have an easy to read display and are compatible with most basic air conditioning systems.
Next up is the digital programmable. This baby is great for those who are on the go and don’t have time to remember to turn up the A/C on your way out to work so you aren’t cooling an empty house. Most programmable thermostats are configured to either a 5/2 day or 7 day program. What 5/2 day means is you can set your thermostat to turn off and on at certain times for Mon-Fri (5 days) and off and on at certain times on Sat & Sun (2 days). The 7 day programmable works under the same off and on configuration but is great because you can program off and on times for each individual day. This thermostat is also super easy to set up and use. It is compatible with most air conditioning systems and with the set programs, you’ll have a flash back to those infomercials where you… “Set it and Forget it!”
Finally we have the WiFi and smart thermostats which can be grouped together because most smart thermostats are WiFi compatible and most WiFi thermostats are smart. These are the best option not only for the techie but also for busy families who may have set a program but forgot to update it when they left to that out of town game. These thermostats can be accessed from anywhere there is an internet connection as long as your home WiFi is turned on and your thermostat is connected. This means you can change your thermostat setting with your cell phone, monitor the settings from your PC at work, and even track your heating and cooling trends year round. These WiFi and smart thermostats are compatible with almost all A/C systems and are very user friendly. They also have an easy to read display, which you may find that you never use because its so much easier to change the setting with your cell from your bedroom than it is to get up and walk down the hall and through the kitchen to change the setting. You’ll love never having to do that again!
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