If you have an older thermostat, it’s time to upgrade to a smart thermostat. You have a variety of options and don’t have to go all out on the thermostat with the most bells and whistles. Even a lower grade smart thermostat can have a major impact on your HVAC efficiency and overall comfort.
If you’re not sure which smart thermostat is right for you, our team can meet with you to talk about your heating and cooling needs. And we can even complete your smart thermostat installation that same day if you are ready to make the switch. Keep reading to learn more about how a smart thermostat can benefit your home, family and even your HVAC system.
There are a variety of older thermostats still in homes around our community. Many thermostats have a digital face that lets you select a precise temperature, even if the thermostat isn’t Wi-Fi enabled. But, if you have an older thermostat that still has a knob for you to manually select the temperature, that’s a big red flag that your thermostat is past its prime.
Having a thermostat knob where you are making a best guess about the room temperature can cost you a lot on your energy bills. Even a few degrees difference can be significantly more expensive, not to mention the impact on your comfort. When you have a smart thermostat, the digital face allows you to select a precise temperature for your home – no guesswork involved.
And when you have better accuracy, you will also improve overall efficiency. A smart thermostat can communicate better with your HVAC system about your indoor temperature needs. It’s one way to make your HVAC system more efficient for both heating and cooling. Just think, if you use the knob on your older thermostat and accidentally set the temperature a few degrees to low in the summer, your air conditioner has to work harder to meet a much lower indoor temperature.
When your HVAC system does not have to work as hard, you save on energy costs. The more that the system is on and the harder it works, the higher your energy bills will be. You can maximize efficiency by using your smart thermostat to instead set your temperature a few degrees higher in the summer to lighten the load on your unit. Not only will you save on energy costs, but you can also lessen the wear and tear on your HVAC system so that it has a longer lifespan.
Set It and Forget It
If you’d like to maximize efficiency by setting the indoor temperature higher when you leave for the day so you don’t spend as much cooling an empty home, then a smart thermostat is for you. You can pre-program the temperature to go up while you are away at work and then begin cooling again before you get back home.
It’s a great way to maximize energy efficiency and save on your monthly energy bills without having to remember to change the settings every single day. And if your schedule changes and you will be gone longer or arriving home sooner, you can always adjust the settings from your smartphone while you are away.
Contact Chase Heating and Cooling today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We’re “Keeping Homes Comfortable In All Seasons.”