As the weather gets cooler, it’s important to consider how efficient your thermostat is. This fall, update your thermostat to lower your heating bills and keep your house comfortable. Ensure that the new thermostat you purchased is compatible with your heating and cooling system including the gas, electric, heat pump and furnace. You should also think about whether your system is central. If you need help identifying your heating and cooling system, contact an Heating and A/C specialist. You can choose a programmable thermostat with unique features, such as the ability to set a background image. Energy savings can be achieved with some of these features. You may also need these capabilities depending on how you intend to use the device. The type of thermostat you choose depends on your budget, your level of interaction, ease of use, and whether you want to upgrade from your old system. Digital non-programmable control units require you to change settings as the temperature fluctuates, while programmable control units automatically adjust to decreasing hot and cold temperatures. Alternatively, you can buy a smart control, which is attached to your mobile device, or a reading control. Even when it’s dark, you can use a thermostat with a high-definition backlit display. To make it easier to use, choose a control with a large display and font size. For ease of use, purchase a thermostat with a high-resolution screen. Making an informed decision will be easier with these tips. Your Heating and A/C professional can also help you choose an ideal thermostat that will best fit you and your needs.