Consider Heating or Cooling Source
As you are shopping for a new thermostat, you will need to decide which heating or cooling sources will be connected to your new unit. Thermostats are available in a variety of setups, including heat-only and cooling-only models. For the greatest versatility in your new thermostat installation, you may want to consider installing a thermostat that can be connected to both your heating and cooling systems.
Evaluate Optional Features
Today’s thermostats offer a range of innovative features that can help to ensure that your HVAC system offers the best level of efficiency and comfort throughout the seasons. For example, you may want to choose a programmable thermostat that can be set for the time of day and the day of the week. With wireless programming options, you will be able to control your heating or cooling system, even when you are away from your home.
Ask About Connectivity
In the past, all thermostats were connected to heating or cooling units using line voltage or low voltage wiring. However, today’s wireless thermostats have eliminated the need for wiring altogether. Your wireless thermostat will be able to control your heating or cooling system through the wireless network in your home. If you are interested in using this type of connectivity for your upcoming thermostat installation, you should be sure to ask your HVAC professional about all of the thermostat options that are available for your home.