Thermostats aren’t one size fits all, so here are a few details to help you pick a thermostat that best fits you and your family’s needs.
There are 3 major types of thermostats:
Standard/ Manual Thermostat- These thermostats are all about simplicity. You set the temperature manually and can make a lot of sense for people who are home often and prefer to keep their homes at a fixed temperature.
Programmable Thermostats- Programmable thermostats are probably the best fit for most people. They can be set manually, but can also be programmed to raise the temperature of your home while you are at work and cool back down before you ever get home (opposite when in heating mode), saving you a lot of money on your utility bill while never inconveniencing you. They are also a great fit for people who like to cool their house even more at night when they are sleeping or don’t like to wake up and get out of bed in a cold house.
REM Thermostats (Remote Energy Management) REM thermostats are all about convenience. REM Thermostats allow you to set, program and monitor your heating and cooling system from a computer, smartphone or tablet.