How to select the right thermostat June 17, 2022 Smart thermostats are now widely used, they keep keen your heating system running efficiently and help save money on your energy bills. However, with so many different types and brands of thermostats available, it can be difficult to choose the right one for you and your home. In this blog, Castle Heating Kent goes through the different types of thermostats to help you decide which one you can go for. If you prefer speaking to a heating engineer, you can simply give the office a call on 01634 247525 or 07763 236640. How to select the right thermostat for your home There are a few key points that you need to ask yourself before choosing a smart thermostat. Step 1: Find out which smart thermostat is compatible with your heating system Knowing what you have to work with can help you focus your search when buying a thermostat. To ensure that your new thermostat is compatible with your home's heating and cooling system, it is important to make sure that whichever thermostat you choose is fully compatible. Many newer thermostats are fully compatible but it is always good to ensure it works great alongside your central heating system. Does my HVAC System support smart thermostats? The majority of all smart thermostats work perfectly alongside common heating and cooling systems. However, there are a few that do not support a particular heating system, for example, a two-stage heat pump system. You also may have to install separate thermostats if you have separate heating and cooling systems. Step 2: Learn about the different types of thermostats available Do you need a non-connected, programmable thermostat or a smart thermostat? A non-connected thermostat has simple programming and is more affordable. However, if you would like to have full control over your heating, then a smart thermostat is the perfect option for you. Programmable thermostats work the best when you are away. The reason for this is that the thermostat starts to change the temperature just before you arrive. If you find yourself being at home most of the time, you can set your thermostat a few degrees above normal to make it more comfortable. Step 3: Do you require any additional features? Smart thermostats often contain several cost- and fuel-saving features integrated into a single unit when compared to other boiler controllers. Though not all smart thermostats are created equal, understanding the common features and determining which ones are essential to you will greatly aid in focusing your search for the finest model. Some of the features you can look out for include: - Hot water control - Routine learning - Weather responsive - Motion sensors - Geofencing There are many more features available and if you would like to discuss your options with us, please get in touch with us by viewing our contact details down below. Step 4: Hire a professional to install your thermostat If you are ready for us to install a smart thermostat or would like our help in selecting the right thermostat for your home call the office on 01634 247525 or 07763 236640. Castle Heating Kent offers smart heating control installations across Snodland, Maidstone, Rochester, West Malling, Gravesend and Aylesford. You can browse through our work by heading over to our gallery page or read through the reviews left by our customers by visiting our reviews page. We hope you choose Castle Heating Kent for any smart thermostat installation services that you may require.