Thermostats: Which Thermostat Do You Need?

Honeywell-Thermostats-KitsA thermostat provides the control signal to a cooling/heating unit. If you don’t have a thermostat in your home, the unit will not respond to temperature changes in the home. There are a few things you should determine before purchasing a thermostat. The most important is finding out what system you have and determining if your desired thermostat is compatible with your home heating/cooling system. Be sure to check with a professional to see if your home system is compatible with your desired thermostat. It is also important to determine the features you desire and then choose the best model for your home.

Filtersfast.com offers great thermostats for your home at affordable prices.

Honeywell-Vision-PRO-8000Programmable Thermostats:  A programmable thermostat is designed to adjust the temperature according to a series of programmed settings that take effect at different times during the day.

Why consider a programmable thermostat?  They are useful for those who are on-the-go and prefer not to manually adjust the temperature in their home at different times during the day. According to EnergyStar, homeowners can save $180 per year by changing your thermostat to a  programmable thermostat. By reducing the temperature during the period that you are away each day, you can stop losing money and save energy.

Customer Favorite: We agree with toptenreviews.com that the Honeywell VisionPRO 8000 is one of the easiest to program and install. This thermostat is programmable up to seven days in advance and features up to 3 heating and 2 cooling stages.

Best Value: The Hunter Set and Save Programmable Thermostat is Energy-Star compliant and features an easy to read digital display for better convenience.

Honeywell-Thermostat-PRO-3000Non Programmable Thermostats: A non-programmable thermostat has the ability to regulate room temperature to one desired set point. The setting must be manually changed if a new temperature setting is desired.

Why consider a non programmable thermostat? Since a non-programmable thermostat does not keep programmed information, the controls are simpler than those found on programmable thermostats, eliminating some of the confusion.

Customer Favorite: The Honeywell Pro 3000 is a quality non programmable thermostat that features easy to use controls and precise comfort settings for your convenience.

Best Value: The Supco Non Programmable Thermostat is used with conventional systems and single stage heat pumps. Installation is easy and features a large LCD screen for your added convenience.

For information on how to install a digital thermostat, view our previous blog. At Filtersfast.com we offer thermostats from Honeywell, Hunter, Supco and more. Visit our website to choose the best thermostat for your home.

Product of the Week: Honeywell Vision Pro 8000 Thermostat

Honeywell Vision Pro 8000 ThermostatIn case you missed it, we recently launched a new “Product of the Week” category on our blog. Every Monday, we’ll feature a different product, and this week, we’ve chosen the Honeywell Vision Pro 8000 Thermostat.

Perhaps you didn’t know that we carry programmable thermostats. I must confess, up until today, I had no idea, so don’t feel bad. The Honeywell Pro 8000 happens to be one of our more popular ones, featuring a touch screen, menu-driven programming, a real-time clock that automatically adjusts for daylight savings and keeps time during power failures, and change/check reminders that alert you when its time to change the batteries or air filters, or when it’s time to have your system serviced.

But, perhaps the greatest feature on this thermostat is its 7-day programmability. If you’re going on vacation, you can turn off the thermostat and program it to turn back on the day before you arrive home. If used correctly, this programmable feature can save you up to 33 percent on your annual heating and cooling costs.

For even more advanced features, check out the Honeywell VisionPRO 8000 Programmable Thermostat. This thermostat automatically lowers humidity levels in your home in order to protect hardwood flooring and other woodwork. Filters Fast carries a variety of Honeywell thermostats, so we are bound to have something compatible with your HVAC system. Even if we don’t, you can give us a call, and we’ll try our best to get it for you!