What kind of thermostat do you have in your house to control the HVAC system? If it’s a manual one that uses sliders or dials, or a no-frill digital model that can only raise or lower the temperature, then we need to talk. It’s time to upgrade to a digital programmable model—especially if you have updated your HVAC system at some point during the past few years. There are many benefits that come with replacing an old thermostat with an advanced model. Here are a few:
Full Control over the Climate at Any Time
When you can program the thermostat to turn on and off at automated times, you have a control over your home’s climate that a manual model doesn’t provide. You can program the heater to turn on a half hour before you come home so you can arrive at a comfortable house without needing to waste energy during the day. And you can program a “setback” period that will alter the temperature at night automatically, which can reduce your heating and cooling costs by 10–20% annually.
If you’re worried about a programmable thermostat being too complicated to use, don’ worry. New model are designed with easy user interfaces that will allow you to pre-set temperatures for different times and even different days (such as separate programs for weekdays and weekends). You can also override current programming whenever you want without losing the programming settings. Some models come with special alerts that will notify you when it’s time to change your air filter.
Many programmable thermostats are enabled for Wi-Fi, which means that you really do have control from almost anywhere. You can use a smart phone, laptop computer, desktop computer, or tablet to access the thermostat remotely and change its programming or check on the temperature of your home.
To find out more about your options when it comes to programmable thermostats and their many features, contact our professional HVAC technicians today.
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