Media Heating Question: Do Programmable Thermostats Work For All Heating Systems?

Many older homes lack a programmable thermostat simply because the technology did not exist when they were built. There are many different types of programmable thermostats available today—there are even thermostats that can connect to the internet. But will a programmable thermostat be compatible with your heating system in your Media home? We’ll try to answer that question here and give you a good place to start as you begin to think about installing programmable thermostats in your home.

For the most part, there are programmable thermostats available for almost every kind of heating system. Usually, once you find a compatible thermostat, the process is as simple as swapping out the devices. You should always consult with your local Media heating and air conditioning company. There are considerations you need to make for certain kinds of heating systems that are controlled by programmable thermostats.

What Kind of Heating System Do You Have?

The main determining factor for which programmable thermostat you can purchase is what kind of heating system you currently have. Thermostats can’t be mixed and matched. Also, depending on your situation, additional wiring may be required to make your system compatible with newer technology. Call Cool It Heating & Air Conditioning if you need information about which thermostat would be appropriate for your particular heating system.

Heat Pumps and Programmable Thermostats

Heat pumps are one of the few heating systems that shouldn’t be run by just any programmable thermostat. The reason for this is that when they are in heating mode, heat pumps need to run continuously in order to enjoy energy efficiency. When they are constantly cycling on and off they can actually cost more to operate, so they need a programmable thermostat that can help them work efficiently.

If you’d like to know how you can get a new programmable thermostat to replace your current one, contact Cool It Heating & Air Conditioning today.