It goes without questioning that the need for thermostats in your home is undeniable. So in both the cases where you are setting up a new home or your old thermostat just stopped working, you will be in a dire need of buying a new one. The overwhelming choice you get nowadays can be pretty confusing. So to cut the part of confusion we bring you a brief discussion about the different types of thermostats available in the market.
Well if you are not a techie or absolutely hate complicated technical stuffs then this is the thermostat for you. The models mostly have panel with LED display where you can see the set temperature and two up and down button to set the temperature up and down. This type comes fairly cheap as they do not spend much over complicated digital features. But you definitely have to wait until the room heats up or cools down after setting the temperature.
This is one of the most popular models and it is definitely built to make your life a lot easier. Here you do not have to keep on pushing buttons and wait for the heat to adjust in the room. In programmable thermostats you can schedule the temperature for some period of time without worrying about adjusting it again given there is a change in temperature. They can range from being fairly basic to very advanced. There are designs which can only be programmed for once a day and there are designs which can be even set for four different temperatures within 24 hours for 7 days in advance.
This thermostat straight away eliminates the need of buttons. The programmability can be set by touching the panel screen. This helps in not touching the wrong buttons to avoid messing up the entire program. However there are certain models which are not meant for big hands. So it is advisable to carefully choose the model according to the size of your hands.
Although this is the priciest variety because of the technologies used, this gives you the added mental peace of controlling you HVAC system away from your home. Nowadays manufacturers are coming up with ideas for budget wireless thermostats.
This design is ideal for small homes with a not so complete HVAC system. Also for portable heating or cooling system outlet thermostats are the ideal choices.
Now that you have some idea about the different types of thermostats, you can start your own research and buy the one that suits you the best.