Will Any Smart Thermostat Work with My HVAC System?

Will Any Smart Thermostat Work with My HVAC System?

  • July 5, 2016

According to the Alliance to Save Energy, programmable thermostats can pay for themselves within a year of their initial installation. For a few dollars more, however, Sherman homeowners can beat the Texas heat with smart thermostats that provide even greater savings while ensuring optimal indoor comfort for you and your family. According to the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy, this advanced HVAC technology can help you maintain greater energy efficiency all year long. Here are three important factors to consider when planning for a new thermostat installation.

 

Not All Thermostats Work with All Systems

Heating and cooling systems are generally divided into three categories:

  • 24-millivolt systems generally are not designed to use electricity and are typically powered by gas or oil.
  • Low-voltage systems run on 24-volt electrical current and are generally compatible with most commercially available thermostat systems.
  • High-voltage systems are designed to run on 110-volt to 240-volt power and require specialized thermostats and wiring to function properly in your Texas home.

Enlisting the help of an experienced HVAC technology technician can help you choose the right thermostat for your system and your climate control needs.

 

One-Stage or Multi-Stage?

Older HVAC systems typically use one-stage technology that offers basic on-off functionality; air conditioning systems, for example, can run at full blast or not at all. Modern heating and cooling systems often integrate advanced multi-stage features that allow greater customization of indoor temperature levels. Ensuring that your new smart thermostat is compatible with your HVAC equipment can provide the best results for you and your family.

 

Some Smart Thermostats Need Wi-Fi or Wired Connections

The advanced HVAC technology used to provide access to heating and cooling system functions typically requires a Wi-Fi connection between the thermostat and the online world. In some cases, sensors can be used to detect indoor air quality and to adjust temperatures accordingly. Your Sherman heating and cooling specialist can provide you with detailed information and guidance on the installation process for your new programmable thermostat.

At Webb’s Electric Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer fast service and fair pricing to ensure your comfort throughout the year. We have served the Sherman, Texas, area for more than 30 years and take pride in offering the best and most effective repair, replacement and maintenance services for our customers. To learn more about our lineup of smart thermostat solutions, call us today at 903-200-4584. We look forward to the chance to serve your heating and cooling needs.