What’s the Difference Between a Commercial and Residential Thermostat?

Thermostats are an extremely important part of your air conditioning system. They provide a range of money-saving benefits.

But truthfully, there is not much difference in residential and commercial thermostats. With new technology, residential thermostats also allow for zoning, which was one of the benefits in commercial programmable thermostats. Commercial thermostats are more economical and efficient for bigger spaces while residential thermostats are better for smaller spaces.

Energy management in commercial buildings

Commercial buildings, such as schools, stores, offices, rental properties, churches, government buildings, etc. can pose a challenge for managing heating and cooling. Energy management is influenced by a number of factors, such as:

  • Size of building
  • Number of commercial buildings
  • Geographic location
  • Ability of occupants to adjust temperature
  • Variations in usage
  • Type and age of the HVAC equipment

These factors can make managing energy levels difficult. But thermostats are reaching new technologies.

Small buildings or residential households

In a small building or a residential home, a standard residential thermostat can be used for energy management. Residential programmable thermostats have very sophisticated capabilities and can provide zoning and temperature variations in each different room.

Check out some of our thermostats, here:

The Comfort Series

The Comfort Series allows you to program temperature and humidity levels in 7 independent day cycles, with options for 2, 4 or 8 zones.



Infinity Series

The Infinity Series is designed exclusively for our Infinity system products and is the mastermind behind our ultra-efficient Greenspeed™ intelligence systems. Technology lovers will rejoice over the Infinity control’s energy management and remote access features.



Performance Series

Our Performance Series thermostats are stylish, ultra-slim designs with easy-to-read screens and even easier-to-use interfaces. Available in programmable, and non-programmable models.



Call WEATHER ENGINEERS To Program Your Home

If you’re in the market for buying a programmable thermostat, then call us at WEATHER ENGINEERS. We pride ourselves on our ability to keep your home and family cool.


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