Installing the right home thermostat is essential to improve your comfort as well as saving on your energy bills. It enables you to control the temperature inside your house, so your choice of the right thermostat will depend on the type of heating and cooling system in your home. Here are a few steps that will guide you in choosing the right thermostat for your home.

Identify Your Current System Type

Before you decide which thermostat you would like to install in your home, it is essential to identify which thermostat will be compatible with your current heating/air system. There are different types of heating systems out of which the most common type is the central heating and AC system. Once you know your system, picking a thermostat will not be difficult.

Select the Type of Thermostat

You also get a range of home thermostats that you can select from based on your preference. Every type comes with its unique properties. Some of the basic thermostats are as follows:


A manual thermostat requires you to adjust the thermostat to your desired temperature manually. This type of thermostat best suits those who are often at home and generally want a fixed temperature.

Digital Non-Programmable

These thermostats are similar to the manual ones; they need to be manually adjusted. But it provides you with the convenience of a digital display, to be wall-mounted, that can help you accurately monitor the temperature.


A programmable thermostat makes the most efficient use of your system as it automatically adjusts the set temperature through­out the day. This type is the best for modern cooling and heating systems.


A smart thermostat easily integrates with various home automation tools and equipment. They offer the benefit of being programmable but do not require you to program them. They automatically learn as you use and schedule them as per your preference. This is the most suggested type of home thermostat in the market; if you do not have it, you should consider upgrading to it.

Remote Energy Management

This thermostat is similar to the previous one; however, you still have to control these. As opposed to the digital one, where you control the thermostat on a digital wall mount, you can handle this thermostat on a personal electronic device.

Choose Programming Options

In case you pick a programmable thermostat, there is one more decision you need to make. You have to customize the thermostat based on your preference from the given programming options.


Once you are through with all the steps as mentioned above, the final is the installation process. Hiring a professional here would be a wise choice. We at Capital Plumbing and Heating provide a wide range of quality services. Contact us today and book your selection.