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What Types of Thermostats Are Available for Upgrade?

There are a lot ways to improve your home’s comfort and achieve better energy efficiency, but one of these ways is often overlooked. What is it? Upgrading your home’s thermostat. Your thermostat is the control center for your HVAC system. It tells the system when to cycle and the temperature to achieve. The keys to better energy efficiency and comfort are being able to set your temperature appropriately and being able to set a precise temperature. For instance, there’s no need to heat or cool your home the same when it’s empty versus when it’s occupied. It’s also helpful to be able to set an exact temperature versus aiming for one with a thermostat that only provides a range of temperatures. So what types of thermostats can you consider for installation in your Gainesville home? Let’s take a look.


Digital thermostats can easily replace your dial or slide thermostat when you hire an expert for help. Digital thermostats have easily-ready faces, and the digital format allows you to set a precise temperature. This is important, considering each degree you can lower during heating season and raise during cooling season can save you up to 3% on your annual energy costs. Digital thermostats also have easy-to-use, intuitive buttons that allow for smooth operation.


A programmable thermostat is one that brings all the digital benefits, but that also allows you to create programs for heating and cooling your home. With a programmable thermostat, you no longer have to worry about constantly remembering to adjust your thermostat when leaving and arriving home, or have concerns about vacation times. These types of thermostats allow you to program 4 temperature changes per day for up to 7 days, and if you are in a routine, you can loop the program continuously.


Smart thermostats are the ultimate in control and convenience. These types of thermostats offer all the benefits that digital and programmable thermostats do, but with many added features, including remote access. This means you can program your thermostat, track and monitor energy use, all from any smart device.

The best way to gain the benefits of any thermostat installation in Gainesville is to hire experts for the work, so call the specialists at Touchstone Heating and Air Inc., today!

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