At the height of summer, being able to lower your energy bills may seem like a tough goal to achieve with your air conditioning system, but one way to maximize on energy savings is with a new thermostat. With advanced technology and programmable features, today’s thermostats can be important tools in lowering your monthly energy bills. Shaw’s Air Conditioning specializes in the installation, replacement, repair and calibration of a wide array of thermostats, and we can help you select and install the right thermostat for you.
What Types of Thermostats Are There?
There are a number of thermostats available on the market these days, but the most energy efficient ones are:
- Digital manual
- Digital programmable
How Are These Thermostats More Energy Efficient?
Digital manual thermostats are precise, which is what makes them more energy efficient than sliding or turning mechanical thermostats. They are also easy to use and easy to install.
Digital programmable thermostats take energy efficiency a step further by allowing you to program how your home cools (or heats) at any given time throughout a day. Being able to turn your cooling up during times of low or no occupancy goes a long way toward saving energy. There are usually several options on how you can program your thermostats, but all are for 7 day cycles:
- 7-Day – this program allows you to program a unique setting for each day. You can set up to four periods per day, every day of the week.
- 5-1-1 Day – this program allows you to set one program for the weekdays and a separate program/programs for Saturday and Sunday. This type of thermostat can be programmed for up to four periods per programmable session.
- 5-2 Day – this program option allows up to four programmable sessions with separate settings for the weekdays and weekends.
- 1 Week – this option allows you to set one program for the entire week with up to four sessions.
A Wi-Fi thermostat is the “gold” standard of thermostats. Not only are they fully programmable, they are accessible from your smart phone, tablet and/or computer, and give you the ability to monitor, manage and program your cooling from just about anywhere at any time. This kind of control helps you save energy while maintaining comfort in your home.
Don’t Miss Out on Energy Efficiency with an Old Thermostat
A new thermostat can make a big difference in how much energy your air conditioning uses this summer. Call Shaw’s Air Conditioning today and schedule expert air conditioning service in Lemoore and see how a new thermostat might help you lower your energy bills.