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The right thermostat can make a tremendous difference in home comfort, energy efficiency, and convenience. If you have an outdated or underperforming thermostat, you have several replacement options. To take advantage of advanced thermostat technology in your Dover, Delaware, home, consider these five models.

ComfortLink™ II XL850 From Trane

When you want a thermostat upgrade that will harness technology in a meaningful way, Trane has you covered with the ComfortLink™ II XL850. It’s not as expensive as the ComfortLink™ II XL950 model, and the only sacrifice you’ll make in the features department lies in the touchscreen size: the XL850 comes with a 4.3-inch screen instead of the XL950’s 7-inch screen. However, you’ll get all the other great features, and the smaller screen size makes the device less intrusive on your home decor.

The XL850 features seven-day programming for maximum control over your temperature settings as well as Wi-Fi connectivity so you can control the thermostat remotely. You can also view the five-day weather forecast from the thermostat display, and the device will alert you when it’s time to change the filter or schedule HVAC maintenance.

Infinity® Remote Access Touch Control SYSTXCCITC01-A From Carrier

If you’re looking for a full-featured programmable thermostat, this Infinity Touch Control model is an effective choice. The full-color touchscreen display and faceplate color options give you plenty of stylistic reasons to choose it. You’ll benefit from on-screen prompts that help you manage your HVAC system more effectively, and you can communicate with it via your Apple or Android mobile device.

This thermostat offers several time-saving features that benefit busy families, such as automatic changeover from heating to cooling and back again. In addition to giving you complete programmable control over the temperature in your home, you can also manage humidity, indoor air quality, and other important factors that impact home comfort and safety. Plus, it’s compatible with zoned systems, and it tracks your energy usage in real time.

Côr™ Wi-Fi Thermostat TP-WEM01 From Carrier

This thermostat boasts many of the same features as the Infinity model, but it also comes with smart technology to detect outdoor weather patterns and make temperature and humidity changes accordingly. Since you’re not always home, it’s nice to rely on your thermostat to help you save money while still keeping your home comfortable. You can also use the vacation mode to put your normal programmatic settings on hold.

You can choose whether to use the “on” or “fan” setting for your heating and cooling needs, and this Côr thermostat will issue maintenance reminders to ensure that you keep your HVAC system in top working order. If you’re looking for a high-tech thermostat that will give you maximum control over your home settings, this one offers all the features you need.

XL900 From Trane

Trane’s XL900 thermostat looks similar to the thermostats your parents might have used in their homes, but don’t let its familiarity fool you. The backlit touchscreen allows you to interact with the device without buttons or switches, and it features a keypad lock that will keep the kids from playing with it (and perhaps running up your utility bill). If the XL900 detects a problem with the thermostat or your HVAC system, a diagnostic light will appear to alert you to the problem.

It also features an outdoor temperature sensor to help you make informed decisions about your thermostat settings. You’ll like the clear display with its large numbers and its automatic changeover functionality. Since it’s compatible with ComfortLink™ II technology, it can communicate with your other devices, as well.

XL602 From Trane

If you’re looking for a simpler, less expensive option, Trane’s XL602 offers programmable functionality without the touchscreen. You can program it for both weekdays and weekends and view both the temperature setting and the actual temperature without pushing any buttons. This model offers no-frills technology that enables you to retain maximum control over your home’s heating and cooling settings.

Choosing a thermostat can feel overwhelming — which is why we’re happy to advise our customers about their options. To schedule a consultation regarding your HVAC system’s controls, call Griffith Energy, Inc., at 888-474-3391.

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