At this time of year, your whole home air conditioning system has been operating for quite a while. You may have taken some steps to help reduce your energy usage, but there is one fairly simple step many homeowners overlook: upgrading your thermostat. Its small size belies its power in your home, because your air conditioning system can’t operate without a working thermostat. Your thermostat is the control center for your AC, telling it when to turn on and off. But today’s thermostats have far more capabilities than this, and these capabilities can offer you some important benefits.
Depending on what type of thermostat you choose, at the very least, you’ll benefit from the digital face of the component. Using a slide or dial thermostat means you are always aiming for a certain temperature but aren’t always likely to actually get it. When you consider that every degree you are off can mean losing 3% of annual cost savings, it becomes clear why precise temperature setting is so important. If you take things a step further and upgrade to a programmable thermostat, you’ll not only gain the benefit of precision temperature setting, you’ll also gain the convenience of being able to program your heating and cooling so that your thermostat powers your system up and down for your on its own. You can program for up to 7 days with a maximum of 4 temperature changes per day. If you are in a regular routine, as most homeowners are, you can loop the program for continuous use. Not only will you save energy, you won’t have to worry about running back and forth to your thermostat to turn it up and down. Lastly, you may want to consider a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats offer the same benefits as a programmable thermostat does, but also offers the ability to control the thermostat via smart technology. This means you can access, program, monitor and track your energy usage, cooling and heating with a smart device and internet access.
There’s no reason to short yourself of better energy efficiency and comfort just because you have an outdated thermostat. Call the experts at Bartels Heating & Cooling today and schedule an appointment for a thermostat upgrade in West Chester, OH.