Thermostats have come a long way since the round dial models that are common in many older homes. Although they might work fine, there are many reasons why you might want to upgrade to a more advanced model.
You want lower energy bills Switching from a manual thermostat to a programmable thermostat is a great way to cut back on your energy bills. By using proper settings, the EPA says you can cut back your energy bills by 5 to 15% which often pays for the price of a new thermostat. Home automated thermostats will increase those savings up to 30% off your energy bills. With HVAC making up a majority of your utility bills, this is a great way to save money.
You want your temperature settings changed automatically Another benefit of installing a programmable thermostat is that you can set your temperature settings once and it will automatically adjust them for you after that. You could do that with a manual thermostat but how annoying is that?
You want detailed information about the status of your HVAC system The only information you get from older thermostats is the temperature in your home. Many advanced models offer kinds of helpful information, such as reminders when to change your filter, monitor your humidity and notify you when there are problems with your HVAC equipment.
If you are interested in a new thermostat, please feel free to contact us a Legacy Heating and Air. We will be happy to professionally install and calibrate your thermostat.