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Digital vs. Analog Thermostats

How often have you thought about your home thermostat? Probably not often.  However, how often have you thought about your home’s comfort?  Is it too hot or too cold?  Probably more frequently.  Though we don’t often give much thought to that small box on the wall, our thermostats are very important pieces in the heating, cooling, and even sometimes humidity of the home.  Therefore, even though it may seem like a small thing, it is important to consider what type of thermostat is best for your home.  There are two main types of thermostats:  analog and digital.  We will break down the pros and cons of each.

Analog Thermostats

Analog thermostats are the most basic kinds of thermostats and they are also the least expensive.  However, they are not as accurate when it comes to displaying the temperature of the home.

Digital Thermostats

Digital thermostats are more expensive than analog thermostats, but they are much more accurate.  Furthermore, digital thermostats can come with some additional features such as programmability, wifi connectivity, and even a humidistat.  A programmable thermostat offers significant energy savings to your home, while the capability to connect your thermostat wirelessly to a smart phone allows you to control the temperature even when you are not at home.  Certain systems have humidistats, which control the humidity, built into the thermostat.  Not all digital thermostats have some or all of these features, but they are features that are not available with analog thermostats.

Though you may have not thought about your thermostat in quite a while, you may be thinking about one now-and what the best choice for you and your family is.  For more information about thermostats, and to see what types of Bryant thermostats are offered, contact Flame!

 

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