For homeowners looking for an easy way to reduce their energy consumption and improve their comfort this summer, you may want to consider replacing your HVAC system’s outdated thermostat. While it may seem wasteful to replace your thermostat if there is nothing wrong with it, the fact is that thermostat technology has come a long way in recent years, and there are many benefits that can be gained by replacing your old thermostat with a newer model. Here is a look at just a few of the reasons you should consider replacing your home’s thermostat this summer.
Save Money With Automation
Depending on the age of your home, your current thermostat may not be programmable, only giving you the option to turn your system on and off. This can end up wasting energy and costing you money if you do not remember to turn off your system before you go to work. Alternatively, a modern thermostat gives you countless ways to take control of your AC system, allowing you to program your air conditioner to turn on and off at predetermined times of the day. This helps to ensure that your home is comfortable when you come home from work without having to waste electricity cooling your home when you are not there.
Easy to Use
Older manual thermostats, and even some early digital ones, had a variety of switches and buttons, which often made them difficult to use. However, most modern thermostats have intuitive touch-screens that are easy to use, making it simple to change settings and access data about how your system is running. Some thermostats can even be controlled from an app on your phone, allowing you to control your HVAC system remotely wherever you are.
Take Advantage of Zoning Compatibility
If you have a large home, you may be wasting energy cooling sections of your home that you rarely/never use. If you have a newer HVAC system, it may have zoned cooling compatibility that can allow you to cool areas of your home independently; however, most older thermostats do not support this feature. Upgrading to a modern thermostat will allow you to take more control of how you cool your home, helping you to save money by only cooling rooms that you actually use.
Contact us to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your home’s thermostat as well as to find out about the HVAC services we offer.