For many homeowners, heating and cooling their home is often the largest contributor to their energy bills. You are then not alone if you are looking for ways to improve the energy-efficiency of your HVAC system as a way to save money. However, if your home still has an outdated manual thermostat, you may be surprised to learn how much money you could save by upgrading to a modern, programmable thermostat. Here is a look at just a few of the ways that replacing your outdated thermostat could save you money.
Allows You to Set a Schedule
One of the greatest ways in which a modern, programmable thermostat can help to reduce your energy consumption is by allowing you to set a schedule indicating what time of the day you want your HVAC system to turn on and off. With a manual thermostat, if you do not remember to turn your system off before you go to work, you will waste money heating/cooling your home all day. With an updated thermostat, this will no longer be a problem as you can set your system to turn off when you leave, and turn back on before you get home, helping to save you money while ensuring your home is always comfortable.
Take Advantage of a Zoned System
Some modern HVAC systems allow you to heat/cool your home by zones. This can allow you to only heat or cool rooms that you are actively using, which can help to significantly reduce your energy bills. However, if you do not have a modern thermostat, you may not be able to take full advantage of the benefits that your zoned system provides. A modern digital thermostat will allow you to easily see and control the temperatures in various rooms in your home, helping you to maximize your comfort and savings. In fact, with a smart thermostat, you would even have the added benefit of being able to access this information directly from your smartphone or tablet.
Get Important Reminders and Notifications
In order to reduce the cost of heating/cooling your home, it is important that you take proper care of your HVAC service and have routine maintenance and repairs performed as necessary. This will make it easier for your system to heat/cool your home, helping to reduce your energy bills. However, for many homeowners, it may be difficult to know when it is time to have their system serviced or repaired. This is where upgrading your thermostat can be particularly beneficial, as a modern digital thermostat can display helpful reminders alerting you when your system needs repairs, or if it is time to have your system serviced. This can help to save you money by preventing an unexpected breakdown and potentially costly repairs.
Contact us to learn more about the benefits you could gain by replacing your home’s outdated manual thermostat.