Managing a commercial space is always a challenge, and keeping building occupants comfortable can be more complicated than you think. Whether the space hosts primarily workers or customers, business as usual goes better when everyone is enjoying an agreeable indoor temperature. Here’s what you need to know about commercial thermostats to help make that happen.

What Factors Should I Consider When Choosing a Thermostat for My Commercial Space?

There are more thermostat options available than you might expect, and choosing one depends on a few different factors, including:

  • Building location
  • Number of structures involved
  • Geographic location
  • Age of current HVAC equipment
  • Use needs of current equipment

Your HVAC company will evaluate these factors to determine the ideal type of thermostat for your situation.

What Kinds of Thermostats Are Available for Commercial Buildings?

When choosing a new thermostat, you’ll be presented with three types.

  • Manual: These thermostats can be either mechanically or electronically controlled and will keep the temperature consistent throughout all hours of operation.
  • Programmable: These allow you to pick and choose your temperatures for different times of the day.
  • Smart: A smart thermostat is capable of learning and optimizing HVAC patterns.

For smaller buildings with fewer energy needs, a manual thermostat may be an acceptable option. However, programmable and smart thermostats are often a better investment over the long term.

A smart thermometer is set to 72 degrees

What Are the Benefits of a Programmable Thermostat Over a Manual?

A key benefit of programmable thermostats is customization that you don’t need to maintain once you program the device. If your building has multiple floors or larger square footage, a programmable thermostat will reduce your energy bills by allowing you to customize temperatures by various factors. You can set temperatures by time and floor or even align it to when employees clock in and out for the day.

Why Should I Consider a Smart Thermostat for My Business?

Any business with multiple HVAC systems should consider taking advantage of Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats. Not only do they allow remote control of HVAC equipment through apps, but smart thermostats also perform real-time monitoring that optimizes HVAC usage for energy efficiency while maintaining a comfortable indoor climate. A smart commercial thermostat provides the customization benefits of a programmable version but offers greater convenience and maximum energy savings with zero effort from building managers.

If your commercial building needs a new thermostat, MHC Air Services is the company to call. Reach us at 972-279-3400 to schedule a consultation on commercial thermostat options with the company that’s been serving Texans since 1976.