There are many criteria to consider when matching a new thermostat to your heating and cooling system.

With the wide selection of thermostats available, here are a few key points to keep in mind:

  • System compatibility: The type of heating and/or air conditioning system in your home or office will greatly determine the type of thermostat you need.
  • Energy savings: Programmable or smart thermostats can offer enhanced energy-saving features over manual thermostats.
  • Special features: Thermostats have come a long way from simple dials. Whether you’re in the market for a standard unit or one with all the bells and whistles, you’ll find a range of thermostats with backlit or color displays and wireless connectivity.

You should also consider where the thermostat will be placed inside of your home. Keep in mind that a thermostat will shut off an air conditioner automatically when the temperature becomes cooler than what you have it set for. Therefore, be careful about placing a thermostat above air vents, since this will cause a significant temperature shift in certain places in your home.

You also want to avoid placing your thermostat near windows and doors, where warm air is generated. This can cause your home to end up cooler than expected and increase your bill because of prompting your AC unit to work overtime.

To keep your home at the best comfort level, it’s recommended to place your thermostat in an area that represents the average temperature of your residence. If you are unsure which type of thermostat is right for you, one of our experts at our HVAC company can recommend the best fit for your home and lifestyle.
Altman’s Cooling & Heating offers a wide selection of thermostat control systems from the most respected manufacturers in the industry.

For over 30 years, Altman’s Cooling & Heating has kept residents of Titusville, Cocoa, and the surrounding Brevard County, Florida communities in comfort. Our HVAC company is proud to offer the affordable $29 service call*, with fully equipped vans to solve common heating and cooling problems on the first visit. We maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction. Call and let our expert technicians deliver a prompt, professional, and friendly solution for all your air conditioning needs.