Picking the Right Thermostat for Your Home


A thermostat can help you control energy usage and keep your home comfortable year-round! When choosing one, you must consider how you want to use your thermostat, the features you want to have available, and the type of heating and cooling system you have in your home.

Identify the Heating and Cooling System Type

Any thermostat you choose will need to be compatible with your heating and cooling system. The most common system types are central heat or central heat and air, which can be 24V, gas, oil or electric. Other system types include heat pump, electric baseboard, fireplace, and floor / wall furnace.

Choose Your Thermostat Type

Remote Energy Management: A remote energy management thermostat allows you to set, program and monitor your heating and cooling system from a computer, smartphone or tablet. The thermostat connects through your home's Wi-Fi network, allowing you to access it from anywhere.


The Lyric Smart Thermostat offers 7 day scheduling or location-based temperature control; it is also compatible with Apple Home Kit, Google Home, Amazon Echo & more.

Programmable: A programmable thermostat makes the most efficient use of your system by automatically adjusting the set temperature through­out the day. You let the thermostat know your preferred temperature at different times of the day and night, then forget about it – the thermostat does the work.


The Honeywell Digital Heat/AC 5-1-1 Programmable Thermostat programs weekdays, Saturdays, and Sundays individually.

Choose Your Options (Programmable Thermostats)

7-Day These thermostats allow you to program a unique setting for each day, offering the ultimate flexibility. You can set up to four periods per day, every day of the week. This option is great for people with busy schedules.

5-1-1 Day This type of programmable thermostat will allow you to set one program for the weekdays and separate ones for Saturday and Sunday. This type of thermostat can be programmed for up to four periods per programmable session.

5-2 Day This option allows up to four programmable sessions with separate settings for the weekdays and weekends.

1 Week This option allows you to set one program for the entire week with up to four sessions.

Digital Non-Programmable A non-programmable thermostat with a digital read-out is the best choice for people who prefer manually-controlled settings with the convenience of an easy-to-read LCD display.


Mechanical / Manual: With a mechanical or manual thermostat, you control the temperature setting manually. These are best for people who are home often and prefer a fixed tem­perature.


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