How do you choose the best wifi thermostat for your office in Modesto?
There are quite a few wifi, programmable thermostats on the market to consider. There are a few types of thermostats that you may not be aware of, and their advantages/disadvantage.
Conventional systems vs. Heating pumps
There are quite a few thermostats that are designed for heating pump systems, and others designed for more conventional heating systems. There are quite a few systems that work well for either pump or conventional systems. It is important to be sure the type you decide to use is compatible with the type of system in your building.
Thermostats that utilize multi-stage or single stage programming
Your building’s heating system will likely determine where you will need a multi-stage programmable thermostat or a single-stage programmable thermostat. Typically, a single-stage thermostat is ideal for systems that utilize a single heating source and cooling source; examples include a single stage A/C or furnace. If your HVAC system has multi-stage equipment such as a heat-pump or other high efficiency staging equipment, then a multi-stage programmable thermostat may provide the ideal solution. An example of 2 or more sources may include a solar panel and a heat pump, or a boiler and solar panel.
Design your program
There are several thermostats that give you the latitude to program and train your heating/cooling system based in a weekly schedule; a great solution for an office with Monday – Friday activities. The thermostat program can be designed to optimize heating and cooling on the days (holidays included) when the office is vacant, warming/cooling it off prior to opening and reducing the demand when the day is over.
Control when you are not present
Besides the benefit of optimizing peak heating and cooling efficiencies in the building, programmable thermostats can provide the added benefit of remote access. If there is an increased demand for heating and/or cooling due to inclement weather, and you cannot make it into the office to make necessary adjustments, many programmable thermostats allow secure, private remote access, so that you can ensure every day is efficient and optimal.
Mehl Mechanical offers several programmable and wifi programmable thermostat options for your home and office, including Trane, Coleman and Rheem furnace systems. Call us today to review and design and efficient programmable heating and cooling system for your office.