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Thermostat Trends – What is the Best Thermostat in 2022?

If you are eager to learn about the various types of thermostats available and wondering what is the best thermostat, you came to the right place. Smart thermostats, Wi-Fi thermostats, programmable thermostats and touchscreen thermostats are all popular right now. You could spend a lot of time scouring the internet for the “Best Thermostats 2022” and still be lost. In this article, we will help de-mystify thermostats to help you decipher the best option for your home or business.  

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Types of Thermostats

When shopping for a thermostat, you’ll likely come across four basic thermostat types: 1) Non-programmable thermostats, 2) Programmable thermostats, 3) Wi-Fi thermostats, and 4) Smart thermostats.

Our best recommendation when selecting a thermostat is to contact us so that an expert HVAC technician can provide advice tailored to your specific HVAC system and needs. At Larry Cook Heating & Cooling, we offer free no-obligation estimates.

Non-Programmable Thermostats

Non-programmable thermostats are the most basic of the thermostats available, and are sometimes referred to as a manual thermostat. With a non-programmable thermostat, you will be able to turn your heating or cooling system on and off, set the temperature, and operate the HVAC system’s fan. If you are looking to pre-program your thermostat to adjust your home’s temperature while you’re at work or sleeping, this isn’t the thermostat for you. However, if you are nearly always at home and don’t mind manually adjusting your thermostat to your temperature preferences this thermostat may be for you.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats are popular because they allow you to set the temperature in your home based on a schedule, so that the temperature will increase or decrease automatically. When used properly, a programmable thermostat can actually help decrease your utility bills by reducing household energy use. Saving energy is easy with a programmable thermostat. For example, you can program your thermostat to adjust to a more moderate temperature when you leave for work or while you are on vacation.  In doing so, your air conditioner or furnace won’t be working hard while you are not at home, which ultimately decreases energy usage and wear and tear on the HVAC unit.

In Kansas, the weather can fluctuate frequently. A programmable thermostat is ideal for a climate like Kansas because homeowners can easily program the thermostat to adjust for cooler evenings and warmer days.

Wi-Fi Thermostats

Another thermostat option is a Wi-Fi thermostat. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, users can connect to their wireless internet network and access the thermostat settings with a smartphone, computer, or tablet. Wi-Fi thermostats allow users to easily change their thermostat settings from anywhere with internet connection.  A Wi-Fi thermostat is ideal for someone who wants to be able to remotely change their thermostat, no matter where they may be located.

Smart Thermostats

If you love all things technology, smart thermostats may be a great option for you. Smart thermostats are ideal for someone who wants to integrate their thermostat with other home automation equipment. Many smart thermostats are compatible with either Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. A smart thermostat’s job is to learn your living habits, such as, when you come home from work each day, and adjust the temperature in accordance with your living habits.  Similar to a Wi-Fi thermostat, smart thermostats may be accessed from a smartphone, computer or tablet remotely. Smart thermostats are more expensive, but can be a game-changer when it comes to energy efficiency based on your living habits.

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2022 Thermostat Trends

Digital zoning thermostats are increasing in popularity. Digital zoning is simply controlling the temperature of your home in various zones using a smart thermostat. For example, if you live in a two-story home and had a thermostat and HVAC system compatible with digital zoning, you could set specific rooms or floors of your home to heat or cool at certain temperatures. Digital zoning can help save energy and ultimately reduce utility expenses.

Larry Cook Heating & Cooling can help customers choose the right thermostats for their home or business and can also install the thermostats for maximize efficiency and comfort in your space! Contact us at (316) 322-5668 to learn more.

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