When buying or installing thermostats in Cuero, TX, it’s vital that you spend some time thinking about the types of features you’re looking for in a new thermostat. Modern thermostats offer a range of potential options for enhancing home comfort while also reducing energy usage and the cost of electric bills. Some models, for instance, come with energy reports that provide detailed insight into how your household consumes energy. From internet-connected learning and smart thermostats to programmable and non-programmable models, you’ll find a range of features and functions. Some thermostats can even increase the value of your home when you sell it later.
Programmable Thermostats, Internet-Connected Thermostats
When considering a thermostat upgrade and shopping for a new model, the following two options are among the most popular with homeowners.
Programmable thermostats generally don’t connect to the internet (although certain high-end models do offer online connectivity). These devices allow you to set schedules for heating and cooling your home, taking some of the worries out of remembering to adjust the temperature. For example, do you often forget to adjust the thermostat in the morning before everyone leaves for work and school? A programmable thermostat can make those days of needlessly paying to heat or cool an empty house a problem of the past.
Or maybe you prefer to wake up and get out of bed to a different temperature than you sleep in. A programmable thermostat can be set to a schedule that assures your living space is at an optimal temperature when you get out of bed in the morning. It can also assure that you fall asleep at just the right temperature.
Smart and Learning Thermostats
Smart and learning thermostats add internet connectivity, allowing you to control the temperature of your home from anywhere in the world using a smartphone or computer. These systems also use artificial intelligence to catalog and learn your usage habits. After they’ve compiled enough data about your usage, they can create automated schedules that adjust your home’s temperature without input from you as you go about the day.
These thermostats generally come with multiple sensors included in the box too, allowing for even greater control and customization. Through use of these sensors, for example, a smart thermostat can detect whether the primary temperature setting has been reached in a specific room—the owner’s bedroom, for instance. If the temperature in that room hasn’t reached primary, the thermostat can continue running the AC/heating system until that room hits the required comfort level.
Programmable and smart thermostats both offer powerful functionality to help homeowners take greater control of their AC/heating systems and achieve greater comfort and efficiency. Smart and learning thermostats, however, offer better overall functionality and have the potential for greater savings. At GVEC Air Conditioning and Heating, we specialize in smart and learning thermostats from Nest®, Ecobee and Sensi®.
Signs for Replacing Thermostats
A malfunctioning thermostat can lead and/or contribute to HVAC mechanical and/or inefficiency issues. Instead of repairing your current thermostat, though, it’s preferable in most cases to consider upgrading to a new model. Newer models tend to be more efficient and come with more features. Most modern thermostats—including those offered through GVEC Air Conditioning and Heating, focus on helping homeowners achieve greater savings on energy usage and cost.
Here are some signs that you should replace your thermostat:
- Inefficient heating or cooling
- HVAC system randomly turning on and off
- Inaccurate temperature maintenance
- Suspiciously high energy bills
- Unresponsive or malfunctioning thermostat
Our team can help you figure out what thermostat type might best suit your own unique lifestyle, energy and comfort needs. We can review the most popular features and functions on models we offer, so you know what to expect and what you may need.
Industry-Leading Smart Thermostats in Cuero, TX
GVEC Air Conditioning and Heating is pleased to offer smart learning thermostats models from Google’s Nest®, Ecobee and Sensi™. These thermostats are designed to increase home comfort by giving the homeowner greater control of the AC/heating system. All three can significantly improve HVAC efficiency too, which saves money on heating and cooling bills. Depending on the model you choose, connecting a smart thermostat to your AC/heating system can save up to 26% annual heating and costs.
GVEC electric members who connect their AC/heating system to a Nest®, Ecobee or Sensi, become eligible for our for Peak-Time Payback peak-usage program. Participants in this program receive credits on their electric bill for reducing usage during peak-usage windows along our grid. New participants can sign up any time of year and earn a one-time $85 bill credit. Members who participate in Peak-Time Payback between May 31 and September 30 each year, also receive an annual $30 bill credit in addition to the $85 signup credit.
Reliable Thermostat Installation in Cuero
Here, at GVEC Air Conditioning and Heating, we have over 50 years of experience in providing HVAC installations, maintenance and repairs, as well as a range of other AC/heating-related products and services—including thermostats.
GVEC Air Conditioning and Heating can help you find the right thermostat for your home. Our highly-skilled and reliable team offers exemplary and affordable service with a customer-first approach to helping you find the right thermostat to suit your unique needs. Rest assured, we always have your best interests in mind and will never try to sell you more than needed. Our whole mission revolves around exceeding expectations and enhancing the overall quality of life for those we serve—that includes the comfort of living within your home!
Call GVEC Air Conditioning and Heating today at (877) 466-5506 to learn more about our thermostat sales and installation services or about any other AC/heating-related products or services we offer.