If your home is equipped with an old fashioned thermostat, or your thermostat is more than five or 10 years old, now is a good time to start thinking about upgrading to a new and more modern thermostat. Even though your old thermostat might seem to work perfectly fine, a new thermostat has many capabilities that are simply not possible with an older model thermostat. A thermostat replacement is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to upgrade your HVAC system without having to spend a large amount of money.
Following are some of the most important reasons a thermostat replacement is a good idea:
A new thermostat will allow your HVAC system to be more energy efficient. Rather than setting your thermostat at a specific temperature that must be kept constant all day long, a new thermostat may allow you to set your thermostat for a certain temperature at specific times of the day. This is a benefit because you can easily keep your home’s indoor temperature set a few degrees lower when nobody is home for several hours during the day. The thermostat can be programmed to a different, more comfortable, temperature setting a half hour before everyone is expected to return home for the day. This way, energy can be saved during the day, and your home will feel comfortable when you need it.
Some types of Smart thermostats allow you to control the temperature of your home from a mobile device. A Smart thermostat can be connected to the internet, and therefore can be controlled by anyone with access to your system – from just about any location in the world. Therefore, if your thermostat is set at a certain temperature and you want to adjust the temperature either up or down for any reason, you have complete control no matter where you are – as long as you have an internet connection.
A new thermostat may allow you to set a specific temperature number rather than a temperature range. Old fashioned thermostats have levers and dials that allow you to set an approximate temperature. Most new thermostats are digital, so it’s easier to set the exact temperature you want – without having to guess.
You can set a modern thermostat to turn your HVAC system on and off at specific times of the day. If you want your unit to kick on at 6 am each morning before you step out of bed, you can set a modern thermostat to grant this request. A new, modern thermostat has many capabilities and the ability to handle different requests for every day of the week!
Many new thermostats offer a touch screen rather than an old fashioned dial. Most people that use a Smart phone, an iPad and other types of devices that are equipped with a touch screen on a daily basis like using this type of system. A touch screen can be convenient, easy to use, and self-explanatory. There are many reasons to upgrade your current thermostat to something more modern, and the availability of a touch screen might be exactly what you need!