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The Benefits of Changing Your Home's Thermostat
A home's thermostat is usually one of the things that most neglect when it comes to considering which pieces of equipment are vital. And it really shouldn't be because it can allow you to save a lot of money when it is functioning properly.
Just like most things, thermostats have really evolved in the last few years. You might still have those old rounded dial models that continue to work without any problems. However, with a simple and inexpensive upgrade, especially if you're changing from a manual thermostat to a programmable one, the benefits can be huge.
Your Energy Bills Will Be Lower
This is not a salesman’s pitch. The EPA has said that simply by changing from an older manual thermostat to a programmable thermostat your system can save between 5-15% a year, just on energy bills. Despite this not sounding like much, it is just the amount you'll need to pay for the installation of a new thermostat and in the long run your system will begin to save you money.
The Temperature Adjusts Automatically
One of the main benefits of having a programmable thermostat is the fact that you just need to program it once. After that, it will do the adjustments automatically. It's just great to have the home at the same temperature when you wake up and when you go to bed, without even having to worry about it.
More Information On Your HVAC System
While with the old thermostats you can only see the temperature in your home, with new programmable models, you can see a lot more useful information. You can easily see when you have to change the filters, for example, and you can also be alerted when there is a problem with the system itself.
Using A Touchscreen Display
A touchscreen display isn't only more beautiful than a manual display. It's also much more intuitive and precise. With a touchscreen display on your programmable thermostat, you can easily set the exact temperatures you want and see what exactly you are asking your heating system to adjust to.
You Need A Newer Thermostat for Zoning Systems
If you're thinking about installing an efficient new zoning system, you need to know that they only work with some specific thermostat models. So, you might really need to change from that old manual thermostat to a new one as part of a plan to update your heating and cooling sytem as a whole.
Increase Your Home's Efficiency
Having your home energy-efficient is one of the main problems many homeowners have. With the change of the seasons, sometimes it might be complicated. Your goal is to use the home resources in the most efficient way without wearing and tearing all the major systems and appliances. When you use a programmable thermostat, you aren't wasting any energy. Quite the opposite.
For more information about what a new thermostat could do for your heating and air conditioning systems or to set up an appointment for service in the greater Chicagoland area, please contact the AC experts at Ardmore Fresh Air today.