Your thermostat, that unobtrusive device on the wall that controls your furnace and air conditioner, may be more important to your HVAC system than you realize. If you have the original thermostat from 10, 20, or more years ago, taking a look at the advantages of the new programmable thermostats is worth your time. The technology has come a long way and Colorado/Wyoming residents can benefit by upgrading.
Here are some things to keep in mind when evaluating the benefits of a new thermostat:
You don’t have to spend money heating or cooling your home when no one is there.
New programmable thermostats help you save money and energy use. Simply set the thermostat for a lower (or higher in summer) temperatures at night and when you are away, and you’ve instantly and (nearly) effortlessly made your home more energy efficient.
You won’t be paying to heat your home to 75 degrees when you’ve set your thermostat to 72 degrees.
New thermostats are more accurate at measuring the exact temperature of your home and provide more precise control of your heating and cooling system. As a result, you’ll experience increased comfort and increased savings.
You can do more with new thermostats.
Today’s new models come with a variety of useful features and options to meet your needs. Some come with remote controls that allow you to adjust the temperature from anywhere in the house. Some have indicator lights that let you know when the filters need to be changed, making it easy to keep your system running properly.
You don’t have to wait until you replace your entire heating or cooling system.
Most new thermostats can work with many different types of existing heating and cooling systems.
You don’t have to spend a lot to gain the benefits of a new thermostat.
Having a new thermostat installed is inexpensive ($100 for a basic thermostat up to several hundred for one with lots of features). Your energy cost savings will quickly pay for the cost of the upgrade.
You can get the most out of your state-of-the-art HVAC system.
With an old style thermostat, you may be not be taking full advantage of all the energy saving features your new system has to offer.