3 High-Tech Thermostat Features to Increase Home Comfort and Control
With a wide range of temperatures to contend with throughout the year, Raleigh residents make ample use of adjustable thermostat settings. If you want to increase your control and customize comfort in your home, consider these high-tech thermostat features when considering your next air conditioning upgrade.
If you install a zoned system in your home, you can heat and control individual areas without wasting energy heating or cooling the entire house. With a non-zoned system, you’re paying for enough energy to keep the entire home at the desired temperature. Not only is this costly, but it’s also inefficient. While the room with your thermostat may reach the desired temperature, you may find other areas perpetually chilly or uncomfortably hot.
A zoned system allows you to heat and cool different areas individually. A good zoned system will manage four or more different zones from one thermostat.
A programmable thermostat lets you choose different settings based on the time of day and day of the week. This lets you minimize energy use while you’re away from home during the middle of the day or inactive at night. A system like the Performance Edge Programmable Thermostat even adds to your home décor with seven faceplate colors.
Choose a thermostat with remote programming and you can adjust the comfort levels in your home even when you’re on vacation. Adjust accordingly when you end up at the office longer than expected, or even when you want to change the temperature from bed without getting up. An option like the Cor Wifi Thermostat will even learn from your settings and make energy-saving adjustments that subtly tweak them to save you money without impacting your comfort.