There are a variety of recommended thermostats on the market, which is why it can be a little overwhelming to find the right one. To help make the process a little easier, the pros at American Air & Heat have prepared a guide on the best thermostats to help you save this winter.
Types of Thermostats
There are two types of common thermostats that you should know about. You can pick based on what your home temperature needs are:
- Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are very common and one of their prominent features is the fact that it’s easy to schedule temperatures throughout the week with them. According to the Department of Energy, you can save up to 10% a year on heating and cooling by turning your thermostat back by 7-10 degrees for 8 hours a day. You can easily achieve this using a programmable thermostat. These types are cost-effective.
- Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are one step up from programmable ones as they offer the scheduling feature while being remotely controlled by an app on your smartphone. This way you can change your home’s temperature while you’re on your way home from work, so you can come back to a warm home. These types of thermostats are not necessarily cost-effective but are certainly convenient and energy-efficient.
Best Thermostats to Help You Save This Winter
- Honeywell Home RTH8560D (programmable)
According to Consumer Reports, this thermostat is easy to use and understand, has a touch screen, and offers 7-day scheduling as well as 5-2 day and 5-1-1 day schedules. 5-2 schedule allows you to have a schedule for the first 5 days of the week and have a different one for the weekends. 5-1-1 is the same as 5-2 except you get to have a different setting for Saturday and Sunday. This thermostat can be found at big retailers and home improvement stores and can be roughly between $80 and $90.
- Nest Learning Thermostat (smart)
This thermostat comes with an occupancy sensor and changes the temperature based on whether there are people in the room or not. In addition, it comes with password protection, and voice command and is ENERGY STAR certified. Its price range is between $199 and $224.
- Honeywell Home T5 RCHT8610WF (smart)
This is considered a simpler but effective smart thermostat and has standard wi-fi connectivity features. In addition, it has geofencing, and a touch screen display, and is ENERGY STAR certified. It can be found online, and at other home improvement retailers and its price range is between $89 and $149.
Have any more questions about the best thermostats to help you save this winter? Get in touch with the pros at American Air & Heat. Give us a call today at (407) 512-9337 or schedule a service with us on our website. Our team of experts is highly qualified to help you find a thermostat best suited to your needs and would be happy to assist you.