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Thermostats are often taken for granted as just another piece of hardware that comes along with the installation of a heating or cooling system. Naturally, they help with the adjustment of temperature, but did you know that not all thermostats are created equal, and there are some big differences between those available?

Choosing the best thermostat for your home should be an important consideration, as the wrong thermostat for your needs can result in an inefficient performance of your system, and larger than expected energy bills. At C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, we have technicians ready to answer any of your questions on the nature and uses of thermostats, and who will make educated recommendations about what kind of thermostat is best for your home.

Types of Thermostats

Whenever you're in the process of determining to buy a new heating or cooling system, or simply looking at different options, it's important to take some time to consider the available kinds of thermostats so you can pick which one will work best for you. In most cases, you can simply upgrade to the most appropriate thermostat without having to worry about major and expensive system changes, saving you money in the long-term.

  • Traditional Thermostats or 'wired' thermostats are the most basic of the lot, and the kind of thermostats with which most people are familiar. They are connected directly to the heating and cooling systems, and have an easy interface with which you can adjust the temperature. The data is sent directly to the appropriate elements of the system, which reacts to change the temperature as directed. These thermostats are mostly accurate, and very easy to use. 
  • Digital Thermostats are the next step up from traditional thermostats in terms of versatility and accuracy. They often have an easy-to-operate touch screen or dial feature, (sometimes with large screens for ease of reading) and allow for very specific temperature settings. Perhaps most importantly, however, is that they allow for programmable temperatures that can change throughout the day. This way, you can tell the thermostat to change to your desired temperature when or just before you are in the house, and then change it to a less energy-intensive setting when you are not, providing immediate energy savings! 
  • Wireless Thermostats are digital thermostats that are indeed wireless as the name implies, but with some additional fine-tuning. They are not physically connected to the rest of your house, and so can be moved, placed, and controlled from anywhere in your home. Some models even have multiple control panels or remote controls, so you can adjust the temperature from anywhere in your house, and at your convenience! Testimonials from proponents also suggest that these thermostats allow even further pinpoint temperature control than wired digital models. 

Upgrading is Easy

In most cases, any model of thermostat can be adjusted to accommodate the specific needs of your home and heating or cooling system, and installing a new or upgraded thermostat isn't usually a very time consuming or cost-intensive prospect. By calling C & C Heating & Air Conditioning, you will be able to speak with one of our expert technicians, who will gladly give you a rundown of your options, and are ready to schedule a speedy installation of a new thermostat into your home.
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