Choosing a new thermostat for your Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, home is an important decision. The right thermostat will ensure a consistent and comfortable temperature in your home and also provide savings on your utility bills. There are three primary types of thermostats to choose from: non-programmable, programmable, and smart thermostats.

Non-Programmable Thermostats

Non-programmable thermostats are the most basic and least expensive type of thermostat on the market. With these, you either turn a dial or key in the temperature you want on a digital keypad. You need to turn it off and on and make all temperature changes manually.

Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat has a digital display and allows you to adjust the temperature without having to touch it physically. You create a program that tells your programmable thermostat what temperature you want and when, and it automatically makes those adjustments. You can choose from models that let you create a different program each day or ones that provide weekday and weekend programming options.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats are wireless devices that can control your HVAC system using a number of programming options. Most of these models can be remotely controlled and monitored from your smartphone or tablet. These thermostats have a number of convenience features, including the ability to learn your energy usage habits and create programs to save you the most energy.

More advanced models produce energy reports that let you see your energy use and then make adjustments accordingly, and some can even be voice-controlled. The most advanced smart thermostats are often referred to as "communicating" thermostats because they can "talk" to the other HVAC devices in your home, such as humidifiers, to work together for maximum comfort.

Choosing the right thermostat for your home will largely come down to what features you want and how much you want to invest. Need help choosing the choosing the best thermostat to fit your needs? Contact Bentley’s Air Conditioning at (615) 754-2665 today to check out available models.

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