What’s your program?

Not all Programmable thermostats are created equally.  If you are considering upgrading your thermostat, there are many brands and models available to the consumer these days.  Gold Seal has tested many different models and manufacturers and we have found that the Honeywell company offers the best series of ‘stats to suit varying budgets and needs.  Some of the features we suggest you look for:
 
  • Energy Star rated
  • CSA or CMHC approved
  • 5/2 or 7 day programming
  • Humidifier interface -humidistat
  • Furnace filter change reminder (keep your heating/cooling system operating at peak performance)
  • Low battery indicator

Other things to consider that are more convenient than a necessity are: back-lit displays (great for night-time), daylight saving time clock feature, touchscreen displays (these are kind of cool looking) and of course look for a warranty.

Make sure that the unit you purchase is compatible with your type of heating system, and if you have an air conditioner, look for a unit that will control that as well.

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