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Here’s a Tip: Upgrade Your Thermostat

If you are like many homeowners, you’ve likely spent hundreds of dollars on your heating system. From installation to repairs, you’ve dealt with it all. So, why not do all you can to get the most out of it? Changing the way in which you are able to interact with your heater can give your system the boost it needs to function more efficiently and effectively.

Of course, your primary means of interacting with your heater is through your thermostat. Though it may not seem like a big deal, owning a smart, up-to-date thermostat can end up saving you a lot of money on annual heating costs.  In this week’s blog, we are going to be discussing three of the most important reasons why you should consider upgrading your thermostat. Keep reading below.

Smart Thermostats Are…

1) Accurate

A manual thermostat is any thermostat that you set manually by using a dial or a sliding switch. These traditional thermostats are often inaccurate, as it can be quite hard to tell where things line up. Often the temperature reading does not match how you actually feel, causing you to make minor adjustments all day long.

Though it may not seem like a big deal, the difference between just one or two degrees can put a lot of strain on your system. Smart thermostats have digital, easy-to-read displays, eliminating the confusion altogether! This makes for the most effective heating in Fairfield, OH. 

2) Programmable

Far too often, homeowners waste tons of energy heating unused spaces. In fact, just by lowering your temperature by a couple of degrees at night or while you’re at work, you can drastically cut your heating bills.

A smart, programmable thermostat can create a heating program based around your personal schedule, so there is no need to worry about forgetting to lower the temperature when you step out for the day.

3) WiFi Compatible

Nowadays, almost all devices are able to connect to your home’s WiFi — even your coffee maker! Smart thermostats are also WiFi compatible, meaning that you can access them remotely from anywhere in the world just as long as you have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

4) Smart

And yes, of course, smart thermostats are smart! Some of these thermostats have the ability to learn your heating preferences and create the perfect program for you, highlighting opportunities for you to be even more energy efficient.

Some smart thermostats can even analyze local weather conditions in order to make adjustments to ensure you are comfortable and warm inside your home.

Call in a Professional

If you are interested in upgrading your thermostat, be sure to consult with a professional HVAC technician first. Only a professional can determine exactly which thermostat is going to best meet your family’s specific needs.

It is important that your new thermostat is properly installed and integrated to work seamlessly with your heating and cooling systems. Never hire an amateur for your HVAC services because sometimes an attempt to save money can end up costing you much more in the long run.

To learn more about upgrading your thermostat, contact Bartels Heating & Cooling, Inc. 


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