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How Can a New Thermostat Improve My Heating?

Energy efficiency and comfort are always priorities when it comes to heating your home, and there is an easy but often overlooked way to achieve both this winter: upgrade your thermostat. Thermostats are the control center for your heating system: you use your thermostat to set the temperature, which controls the cycling of your heating. If you have an updated thermostat, you can do a great job with controlling your system; if you have an older, less capable thermostat, you may lose out on saving some money on your heating. With professional installation from an Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air technician, you can enjoy the benefits of an upgraded thermostat with a single appointment, so call us today!

Types of Thermostats

There are 3 main types of thermostats, and each can help improve energy efficiency: 

  • Digital
  • Programmable
  • Smart

How Each Type Can Help Improve Heating

  • Digital – unlike dial or slide thermostats, digital thermostats allow for precision when setting the temperature. Considering each degree higher can equal up to 3% of your monthly energy bill, precision can be key toward becoming more energy efficient.
  • Programmable – programmable thermostats allow you to program as far as 7 days out. You can tailor your program to accommodate for times when no one is home, weekends and nighttime. Being able to program your heating can help you reduce the amount of heating you use, which is good for energy conservation and your system.
  • Smart – with a smart thermostat, you can access your home’s heating and cooling system using a simple app on any smart device; as long as you have access to the internet, you can access your system. Not only can you monitor and program your thermostat from anywhere, you can also track your monthly energy usage to see where improvements can be made.

An upgraded thermostat can be the perfect tool to help you improve your heating system. Call Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air today and schedule heating service in Riverside, CA with one of our HVAC specialists.

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