A programmable thermostat is a great way to effortlessly keep your home at a comfortable temperature and cut down on expensive energy bills. There are several kinds of thermostats available with many different features. Here is a guide for choosing the right one for your home.

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First, you’ll need to be sure and choose a thermostat that is compatible with your HVAC equipment. There are two basic set-ups.

One-stage: These are for systems with separate equipment for San Diego heating and cooling.

Multi-stage: These are for systems with heating and cooling integrated into the same unit.

Next, familiarize yourself with the different programming options available and choose the one that best suits your family’s lifestyle.

5 + 2 – This type lets you set one program for the weekdays and a different one for weekends. This is great if you are away from home during the week but home for most of the day on weekends

5 + 1 + 1 – This type lets you set a program for weekdays and two unique programs for each day of the weekend.

7-day – These are the most customizable;

they allow you to set a different program for each day of the week.

Finally, you’ll want to decide on a power option for your new programmable thermostat. There are three main ways for the thermostat to get power.

Battery – These thermostats run on battery power. They are a little simpler to install, but changing the battery can be a hassle.24mV – These thermostats rely on a transformer power source within the HVAC system.Direct line voltage – This type of thermostat gets it power from the main electric circuits in your home.

For expert help in choosing the programmable thermostat that is right for your home, please contact us at Atlas HVAC San Diego. Our expert team has been serving Southwest San Diego