Thermostats are pretty reliable devices. They contain no moving parts, and their jobs are fairly simple. Accordingly, they can last for many years, and there are homes here in Riverside, CA that still use old-fashioned mercury switches in their thermostats with no trouble. But technology advances for thermostats along with everything else, and while your thermostat may still be doing the job, you can upgrade it to a more modern system very easily with professional help. (It should also be noted that an older thermostat with a mercury switch should be replaced as a matter of household health and safety.) Here are some of the benefits that a modern thermostat can provide.
Smart features in your thermostat encompass a couple of key tenets. In the first place, it analyzes your heating and cooling habits – the temperatures you prefer, the times you turn them off and on, etc. – and makes adjustments accordingly. Not only does it make things more convenient, since the thermostat knows what you want when you want it, but it also helps save you money, since the thermostat eliminates those times when you forget or turn your heater or air conditioner on when you don’t quite need it yet. In addition, a smart thermostat knows what the weather is like outside and will analyze levels of humidity in your home, then adjust the temperature to compensate. All of that adds up to a more comfortable environment that uses less energy.
Thanks to the miracle of the Internet, you can now connect your thermostat to an app on your phone. That means you can control it from anywhere in the world: turning it off or on, or even programming it when you’re far away. It makes things much easier, as well as ensuring that you never leave for vacation with your air conditioner still running.
For more on thermostat upgrades, call the pros at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air today!