Smart Thermostats

A smart thermostat costs much more than the average programmable one. But if it’s in your budget and you have wireless internet, it’s a good option—and rebates are now available. Smart thermostats self-program over time, learning from your usage, noting adjustments you make, and even sensing if your space is occupied. Most important, they reduce consumption and save money by giving you unprecedented control over heating and cooling. It’s best to have an installer set up a smart thermostat system. Learn more about Nest rebates and other smart thermostats.

  • Fully compatible with most central heating systems
  • Ease of use and remote control are a plus for occupants
  • Many can tie into current weather data, enabling them to adjust in real time

Mechanical and Programmable Thermostats

Dial-style analog thermostats have been in use since the mid-20th century. When correctly calibrated, they’re still quite accurate. Like all thermostats, they must be placed away from drafts, sunlight, and sources of heat and cold. Digital programmable models allow you to set temperatures in advance, and offer energy-saving features like vacation override. They’re a good in-between option if you’re not ready for a smart thermostat.

Commercial Controls

Controlling HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) can be the most cost-effective way to save energy in a commercial setting. Many Vermont businesses already have the right technology in place, from programmable thermostats to more comprehensive, facility-wide controls. For the latter, have an HVAC professional perform a custom set-up to maximize efficiency. Contact us for advice on the right questions to ask your technician.

  • Save hundreds to thousands of dollars on energy expenses
  • Improve air quality and comfort for employees and customers
  • Reduce maintenance costs

Watch the HVAC Controls Overview Training presented by Efficiency Vermont.