When we bought our home, we discovered they had not installed a thermostat for the heat pump installation because they wanted the new owners to have the freedom to choose what they were comfortable with.
In our older home, the heating technician had mentioned that there were new types of thermostats in the heating industry, and we were actually looking for them.
Still, we decided to hold it off since we were relocating. My wife insisted on going to the heating business to learn more about them, while I, who dreads shopping, decided to do my investigations online. It’s a good thing she decided to take a trip to the heating dealer because they gave her a list of all the thermostats in stock and contact for their HVAC professional in case we decided to install them. I compared the information from the guide and my research and settled for a smart thermostat because it offered the most capabilities to help with indoor comfort. We didn’t want something challenging to program, and the smart option, which could be connected to an app on the phone, seemed the best. We returned to the heating company, where we got an expert to come and assess our heat pump to pick a compatible thermostat. Coincidentally, they were the same company that installed the new heating in the house when it was built, so they had several additional features. The installation was done, and we got to do a test with the technician once he was done, which is how we learned how to schedule whole home heating and heater maintenance at our convenience.