November 29, 2017

St. Louis woman adjusting thermostat from her tablet

Smart thermostats are the most innovative type and can save you as much as $200 per year.

The newest thing in HVAC technology is zoned heating and cooling that runs off of thermostats that can be controlled with ease, sometimes even by your mobile device or smartphone. They don’t only offer convenience, these newly designed thermostats can use your home’s wifi system and allow you to make your spaces more comfortable and cut back on your monthly heating and cooling bill.

A totally redesigned thermostat is a welcomed addition for many looking to cut monthly energy costs and wanting the ability to control their HVAC systems remotely to increase their home’s comfort level.

There are many different types of thermostats that a homeowner can choose from. Deciding which one is right for you your home is based upon the size of your HVAC system and your budget.

Mechanical Thermostats

Mechanical thermostats are the traditional type that use bimetallic strips to detect and adjust the temperature of a room. They are typically found in older homes and apartments.

Non-Programmable Thermostats

Non-programmable thermostats require you to directly adjust the settings, but they typically have digital programming. As they are typically cheap, they don’t do much to maximize your HVAC efficiency.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats allow you to set timers and schedules to control the heating and cooling of your home. You can program them ahead of time to turn off and on according to when you will be in the house. Programmable thermostats are much better to help cut your energy costs, but they do require that you pre-program them to heat and cool when you want.

Wireless Thermostats

The newest trend in thermostat technology is wireless thermostats that help to remotely adjust the temperature of your home. The initial price for a wireless thermostat might be higher, but in the end you will save a lot more by being able to control your home’s HVAC system from anywhere in your home, or even while you are away. They are also an excellent choice for people who are disabled or elderly since they can be programmed without having to get up or to move around to various places in your home.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are the most innovative type of thermostat that you can invest in. They help to regulate the temperature of your home according to your preset preferences. They sense when someone enters or leaves a room and can adjust the temperature accordingly. Offering significant cost savings, they use things like voice control and other innovative features so that not only can they be controlled with your smart devices, but they can be controlled simply by uttering what you want.

Deciding Which Thermostat is Right For You

There are a wide variety of thermostats. At Scott-Lee Heating we offer top quality Lennox thermostats. Lennox touchscreen thermostats are easy to program and have an app that you can use from your phone. These thermostats offer precise control which means perfect comfort. In addition, they are energy smart and can save as much as $200 per year.

Call Scott-Lee Heating Company today at (314) 200-0788 or fill out our online contact form.