How Does a Programmable Thermostat Work?

A programmable thermostat allows you to set desired temperatures at various time throughout the day and night. The thermostat will automatically adjust the home to the preferred comfort levels at the appropriate time, without you having to adjust the setting manually, yourself.

For instance, you may want to wake up to a warmer home first thing in the morning, have it slightly cooler during the day when everyone is away, arrive home to a warmer home, and then have it slight few degrees lower overnight.

With a programmable thermostat you select the desired temperature setting and time range for each selection. Once programmed, your thermostat remembers your preferences. Further, you can program individual days for specific settings, like on the weekends when you are home, and you want the home warmer throughout the day.

What Thermostat Is Right for Your Calgary Home?

Your thermostat is an essential part of your HVAC system for your home. Here at Distinct Heating & Cooling, we offer several different types of modern and energy efficient thermostats based upon the type of heating and cooling system you have installed in your Calgary home.

Depending upon the age of your heating and cooling system, you thermostat could be old and not as energy efficient. Today’s thermostats can help save you up to 35% on your home heating costs and up to 25% on your cooling costs by taking advantage of their programmable features. In addition, they provide precise control over desired indoor temperatures since they are digital, not manual.

Distinct Heating & Cooling features Honeywell brand thermostats as they are reliable and offer several different options, based upon your preferences and needs. They are also compatible with a wide range of home heating and cooling systems. Three different options we offer are:

  • Honeywell FocusPro 6000 – This digital thermostat has a backlit screen and buttons you use to program the thermostat.
  • Honeywell VisionPro 8000 – This model is a complete touch screen thermostat without any buttons. All functions are performed on screen. The display is bigger than the 6000 model and remains backlit so it is easy to see the current settings and time, even when it is dark inside the home.
  • Honeywell Prestige– The Prestige is the latest model on the market. It is one of the first fully HD and colour thermostats. For homes with humidifiers, you can use also use the Prestige as your humidistat and eliminate the need for two separate controls. Plus, it can include built-in wireless, so you can access your thermostat/humidistat settings remotely from your smart devices.

If your thermostat is more than ten years old, chances are you furnace is also more than ten years old. With winter right around the corner, you might also want to explore replacing your existing furnace with a more energy efficient model, or at least schedule annual maintenance on it to ensure it will get through the winter.

To learn more about modern, energy efficient thermostats and furnaces and which models would be best for your Calgary home, or for annual furnace maintenance, please feel free to contact Distinct Heating & Cooling at (403) 477-3810 to book your appointment today.