A Practical Systems technician can diagnose which thermostat is best suited to your system and comfort needs. A technician will also be happy to answer your questions and discuss any concerns you may have. Below are some frequently asked questions that may assist you in deciding which thermostat is the right choice for you home comfort system.
Why is it important to have accuracy within 1°?
Most people sense a temperature change around 1.8°. Honeywell thermostats are more accurate than some electronic thermostats which can vary up to 9°. Most thermostat manufacturers use some of our thermostat technology – none are as accurate as Honeywell.
What is the difference between a programmable and a non-programmable thermostat?
A non-programmable thermostat has the ability to regulate room temperature to one desired set point. The setting on the thermostat must be manually changed if a new temperature set point is desired. Programmable thermostats allow flexibility to homeowners because they can be programmed to match their lifestyle. A programmable thermostat will keep you and your home comfortable while you are there to enjoy it, and will change the set point at programmed times to an energy savings level when you are not home. By simply planning your schedule, you can enjoy the benefits of personalized comfort and enhanced energy savings.
Why select a programmable thermostat?
Installing a programmable thermostat can save you up to 33% on heating and cooling costs. The thermostat will pay for itself, usually in the first season of use, and will continue to save you money year after year. Programmable thermostats are also good for the environment since they help save energy. Honeywell thermostats even come preprogrammed with standard settings that can be easily modified. Precise temperature control in the form of an energy saving programmable thermostat saves energy dollars, increases convenience, and makes you more comfortable.
Today’s thermostats operate a differential of +- 1 degree F. By keeping your room temperature close to this set point you will be saving more energy than a less accurate thermostat.
Programmable vs. Non-programmable
A programmable thermostat automatically sets back the temperature in your home based upon a predetermined schedule, While a non-programmable thermostat will stay at the same temperature 24 hours a day. The main advantage of a programmable thermostat is that you no longer need to adjust the setting before leaving the house or before bedtime.
Programmable thermostats contribute to overall system performance, maximizing energy savings while providing complete comfort control. The precise temperature control of a programmable, energy-saving thermostat saves wear and tear on high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment by properly cycling the equipment. Offering set-it-and-forget-it programming, programmable thermostats make energy savings automatic. Precise control delivers the comfortable temperature you want while using the energy most efficiently