Your thermostat is the middleman between you and your cooling and heating system. You go to the thermostat with demands (cooling and heating) and it communicates your wishes to your air system. But like a good employee, is your thermostat doing everything it could? Does your thermostat tell you when it’s time to change the filter? When there is a problem in the system? Can it keep one room at 68 degrees and another at 72? Does it require ‘face-to-face’ conferences? It may be time to consider the many benefits and features of upgrading that old thermostat.
- Efficiency – Thermostats today are considerably more efficient than those of even 20 years ago. The ability to program a thermostat allows you to have a more precise temperature, use less energy, and ultimately lower your cooling and heating costs. Improved efficiency also reduces the strain on your system, extending its lifespan and helping you to avoid costly maintenance and replacement. Your new thermostat will pay for itself in less than a year!
- Programmability – After decades of relatively stagnant technology, the home thermostat has improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. The ability to program your thermostat to settings based on times of day, days of the week, home or away, even different spaces in the house will help you consistently attain that perfect environment. The greatest advancement though is the ability to program your thermostat remotely. Today’s thermostats include apps that you download to your smartphone, allowing you to control the system from anywhere. Check the temperature while on vacation and adjust accordingly. Get a chill while in laying bed at night? Raise the temperature a couple degrees. If your current thermostat doesn’t do these things, THIS alone is reason enough to make an upgrade.
- Knowledge is Power – The old saying goes, “you don’t know what you don’t know”. Today’s smart thermostats are able to provide you with so much information about your air system. From basic maintenance to details on malfunctions, you will have the information you need to know whether an issue requires some routine maintenance on your end or call to a repair technician. That repair technician, in turn, will also have a clearer understanding of your problem, allowing him or her to get your system up and running at full power more quickly.
Bottom line… if your thermostat is more than 10 years old, you are throwing away money to be less comfortable and inconvenienced. Talk to the professionals at Riverview HVAC today! We will work with you to select and install a new thermostat that will meet all of your needs.