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Miami AC Contractor Guide: Choosing a Programmable Thermostat


There are a lot of features to consider when purchasing a new programmable thermostat.  Don’t be overwhelmed by all of the options.  The Miami heating and air conditioning technicians at Air On Demand has the knowledge and expertise necessary to help you find the perfect programmable thermostat to help make your home more comfortable and your air conditioning system more efficient.

Programmable Thermostat Features

Here are some of the features that you can get in new thermostat. Not only will a new thermostat help you control your air conditioning system better, but there are many with features that can help you save energy. Each home is different, so its important to find the model with the features that best match your needs.

  • Digital thermostats offer the most features with multiple settings, options to override, and even automatically adjust for daylight savings changes.
  • Electromechanical systems use pegs or sliding bars to set temperatures and are fairly simple to program.
  • Digital back-lit displays
  • Touch screen pads for easy programming and viewing of information
  • Voice or phone programming
  • System on hold or vacation settings
  • Indicators that tell you when air filters need to be changed
  • Self-diagnostic systems that signal when there is a problem with the heating or air conditioning system
  • Automatic setback features allow you to set up a variety of schedules.  These settings can also be manually overridden for special needs without affecting the rest of the day’s programming.  There are a few models to choose from:
    • 7-day models let you set different temperatures for up to six times per day for each day of the week.
    • 5 + 2 models give you the flexibility of setting one program for Monday through Friday and another for Saturday and Sunday.
    • 5 + 1 + 1 models offer the option of one program for Monday through Friday, a separate schedule for Saturday, and a final schedule for Sunday.

Programmable Thermostat Features to Choose From

Whether you want the top-of-the-line high-end programmable thermostat or one that only does a few main functions, Air On Demand can help you find the right one for your needs.  We can walk you through the process and explain each of these great thermostat features so that you can decide which features are the most important to you.  Contact Air On Demand today!