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Is It Time To Replace Your Home Thermostat? Pros And Cons For 5 Types Of Thermostats

Ashley deHaan
Publication date:
October 19, 2018
Article Summary: 

With electricity rates increasing, homeowners are starting to pay closer attention to their energy use. This article provides an overview of five common types of household thermostats, including non-programmable, mercury, programmable, smart, and Wi-Fi thermostats, and their pros and cons. Non-programmable and mercury thermostats are outdated models that require manual temperature changes, resulting in less energy savings. Programmable thermostats have built-in time and date functions and provide energy cost savings and convenience. Smart thermostats learn your patterns and behaviors, adjust your home’s temperature accordingly, and provide the most customized temperature schedules but are more expensive. Wi-Fi thermostats provide added convenience and control over your thermostat, even when you’re not home. Homeowners need to consider their budget and lifestyle when choosing the right thermostat for their home.


thermostats, energy use, control panel, HVAC unit, non-programmable, mercury, programmable, smart, Wi-Fi, temperature changes, energy savings, convenience.

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Ashley deHaan
Is It Time To Replace Your Home Thermostat? Pros And Cons For 5 Types Of Thermostats
October 19, 2018
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