Controls & Thermostats in Mendenhall, Jackson, Madison MS and Surrounding Areas
The modern thermostat serves as the focal point for your entire HVAC system. In the early years, thermostats functioned as simple on/off devices, but advanced AC controls offer a wide array of features that improve indoor comfort and lower utility costs. Buying a new thermostat is an inexpensive upgrade that can improve equipment performance.
Different Styles of AC Thermostats
Thermostats fall into three general categories, including programmable, manual and smart devices. Every thermostat style provides different features that appeal to the needs of a specific group of users.
Conventional mechanical thermostats are inexpensive and offer uncomplicated functionality. The latest models include a digital processor and are mercury-free. The majority of manual thermostats require manual changeover, but advanced models have auto-changeover options. Manual thermostats are configured for both heat pumps and two-stage equipment.
Programmable thermostats have been around since the 1980s, but they were awkward and often difficult to program. The latest generation includes easy input, large readouts, and flexible programming. The Department of Energy estimates that a programmable thermostat can save up to 30 percent on monthly utility bills when used correctly.
Most models have separate programs for weekends and weekdays with various setback options. Standard features include big color displays, Wi-Fi remote control, and intuitive programming. Some models can manage other compatible components like humidifiers and ventilators while providing reminders for filter changes and service calls.
Smart Home Thermostats
Smart thermostats are the most recent entry into the HVAC controls space. These devices have all of the capabilities of a programmable thermostat but require virtually no user input. The most popular platform employs a variety of light, movement and temperature sensors to track and analyze the occupant’s living habits. Using adaptive intelligence, the thermostat begins to develop customized programs to adjust the indoor temperature to maximize comfort and efficiency during periods when the home is unoccupied.
The other popular technology creates a GPS “fence” around the perimeter of the building. Every family member registers their phone with the thermostat so their movements can be tracked. When the last family member leaves the home and breaks the perimeter, the thermostat automatically adjusts itself to save energy. When the thermostat registers the first family member returning home, the indoor temperature gradually returns back to the original comfort setting in anticipation of their arrival. Smart thermostats can serve as the hub for a complete home automation system capable of controlling lights, stereos, security systems and other compatible devices.
Finding a Thermostat That’s Right for You
Thermostats are made in a variety of different configurations, so it’s important to make sure the thermostat you buy is compatible with your HVAC equipment. The pros at Hux Air Conditioning will answer all of your questions and help you find the perfect thermostat that fits your budget and lifestyle.
Let the Pros at Hux Air Conditioning Provide Your Next Thermostat
Founded in 2007, Hux Air Conditioning provides a full range of HVAC services to homeowners throughout Mendenhall, Magee, Madison, Ridgeland, Florence, MS, and the surrounding area. You can count on us for flat-rate pricing, superior service and your complete satisfaction with our work. Call us to learn more about installing a smart thermostat in your home.