How To Choose The Right Programmable Thermostat

Do you find yourself like most people living in the Boise area – away from their homes for large portions of the day while at work or at school? Programmable thermostats are perfect for this type of lifestyle as they help keep your energy bills down where they belong. And let’s face it, who wants to be spending more than they need to on heating bills this time of year? Not us!

With that being said, a programmable thermostat won’t do you much good if you don’t know how to use it properly. And while it may sound like quite the simple concept, there’s more to it than setting it and forgetting it.

First off, you need to choose the right thermostat for your home. There are several different options available including:

  • 7-Day Models: are best if your daily schedule tends to change frequently. If your children get home earlier on some days or if you work late certain nights of the week, you should consider this type. They will give you the most flexibility and let you set different programs for different days.
  • 5+2-Day Models: these types of thermostats use the same schedule every day of the week, with a separate setting available for the weekends.
  • 5-1-1 Models: Best if you have a consistent weekday schedule and a different one on Saturdays and Sundays.

Now that you have a bit of knowledge about selecting the type of thermostat that works best with your schedule, contact the HVAC specialists at Harbin Heating and Air when it comes time for installation. We’re more than happy to help with every step of the process!