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Cincinnati Heating Tips: Time To Upgrade Your Thermostat?

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The Benefits of Upgrading To A Newer Thermostat

The benefits of upgrading to a newer thermostat are twofold. Newer thermostats are technically advanced programmable thermostats, and are not hard to program. Don’t be put off by the word “programmable.” Pinnacle Air Solutions sells a variety of upgraded thermostats and one is sure to make your home more comfortable. The second benefit is to assist with potentially significant energy savings, especially with the cold Cincinnati winter approaching.

There is no need to heat or cool your home to maximum comfortable level when no one is home. In addition, not as much heat is required while the occupants sleep as blankets and comforters will help to keep everyone warm. However, it is nice to have the temperature set to warm the home when the first occupant awakens. Nobody likes to shower in a cold environment – even if the water is hot!!

Why heat or cool the house when everyone is gone? The programmable thermostat can be set to save energy during this time by lowering it in the winter and raising it in the summer, while automatically returning the temperature to the desired level before anyone comes home. This type of thermostat will automatically set the temperature to your instructions. The energy savings can be significant.

These are the several types of programmable thermostats available:

THE 7-DAY THERMOSTAT
This is ideal for individuals or families that have inconsistent schedules, because this thermostat provides the greatest flexibility. You can program a heating or cooling schedule that is different for each of the seven days of the week.

THE 5-1-1 THERMOSTAT
This option allows you to program one heating or cooling schedule for every day of the typical “work week” (Monday – Friday). You can then program a different heating or cooling plan for Saturday and for Sunday each, separately.

THE 5-2 THERMOSTAT
The programming will be the same as for the 5-1-1 thermostat except, Saturday and Sunday will be programmed with the same schedule.

The 1 WEEK THERMOSTAT
One programming schedule for either heating or cooling will be in effect for every day of the week.

The Wi-Fi THERMOSTAT
This thermostat not only allows programming to meet your specific needs, but it can also be turned on and off remotely by your smart phone or tablet. This is an advantage if everyone will be arriving later than usual. In this situation, a smart phone can postpone the thermostat turning on either the heating or the cooling.

The Wi-Fi SMART THERMOSTAT
This is the ultimate is control and programming. This thermostat is easy to setup and easy to use, and it is very versatile.

The type of heating and cooling equipment in your home will determine which types of thermostats you can, or should, install. We can help you determine the best options for your specific HVAC system. Call Pinnacle Air Solutions at 513.984.HEAT (4328), or use our contact form, to discuss the upgraded thermostat options that are available to help you save money.

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