Just how much do you know about thermostats?
Did you know that thermostats are not “one-size-fits-all?” There are many different types of thermostats, some may pair up with your heating and cooling equipment while others may not. It is important that matches your system and addresses your home comfort specifications. For example, programmable thermostats can give you customizable comfort based on your schedule!
Your thermostat is the “brains behind the operation” so to speak. It is in charge of sending signals to your heating and cooling equipment to either supply air or turn the air off. If there is a glitch at your thermostat, you are going to feel it in the air AND in your wallet. If you notice something off with your heating and cooling equipment, it may not be a problem with the unit, but with the thermostat.
If your old thermostat just isn’t cutting it anymore, here are some things that you should know about your options.
Non-Programmable Models. These are your base model thermostats. Generally, your non-programmable thermostats are going to feature certain system compatibilities. For example, if you have a two-stage unit, you are going to need a different non-programmable model than someone who has a single-stage model. Make sure you work with your contractor to find the right one.
Programmable Models. This is your next step up. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature based on your schedule. This gives you completely customizable home comfort. For example, during the winter you can lower the temperature your thermostat is set at during the day to save money. Then, you can make it so that your home starts warming up about a half an hour before you are scheduled to get home. This way you are greeted by a comfortable home, but you aren’t spending money heating an empty home.
Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostats. This is going to be your “best” model. With a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat, you are going to be able to control the comfort of your home away from the box on the wall! Some of these thermostats even work with other smart home systems to give you complete control of your home, even when you are not there.
Make sure you take the time to discuss your thermostat options with your local contractor. It may not seem like a big deal, but you are going to thank yourself when that first bill comes in the mail.
Do you have a programmable thermostat in your home, or a non-programmable thermostat?
Good evening MAYTAG.
My question is in regards to your MAYTAGg line of thermostats – specifically the MAYTAG IQ_STAT – iQ Drive® Communicating Controller.
As the iQ Drive product line is identified as Maytags’ your “Your Ideal System” product –
And the MAYTAG web page for:
“Choosing a Thermostat” identifies that – MAYTAG Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostats. “This is going to be your “best” model” choice.
“With a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat, you are going to be able to control the comfort of your home away from the box on the wall! Some of these thermostats even work with other smart home systems to give you complete control of your home, even when you are not there.”
Is there a MAYTAG iQ Drive thermostat version that is Wi-Fi-Enabled?
“So that we can control the comfort of our home away from the box on the wall. Or that can even work with other smart home systems to give you complete control of your home, even when you are not there.”
If MAYTAG does not have a solution that provide for either of these features –
is there a product on the market that will allow our MAYTAG iQ Drive Heat Pumps to be integrated into our smart home system, or via an app on our iOS devices?
Unfortunately, we do not offer a thermostat that can be controlled from a smart device currently. However, the good news is that any smart thermostat on the market will work with your equipment! Remember to consult your local heating and cooling contractor for more advice and thermostat recommendations.
I too would like a wifi control of my Maytag IQ Drive thermostats. I’ve talked with a couple different HVAC contractors, and I’m getting nowhere. If what you say is true “that any smart thermostat on the market will work with your equipment!”, please, give us instructions!
should the thermostate on my maytage be on ON or Auto
Switching your thermostat to the “ON” or “AUTO” setting is a personal preference. If you want your air constantly filtered and moving, setting your thermostat to “ON” is the way to go. However, keeping the fan turned to the “ON” position will consume more energy and will cause more wear on your fan. The “AUTO” setting means that your fan will only turn on when your unit is actually running.