The thermostat may not look like it, but it’s one of the most important parts of any home heating system. It’s responsible for controlling when your home actually gets heated, and for how long. For this reason, the thermostat should receive special consideration whenever you think about getting a new heating system. Let’s take a look at why you should install a new thermostat along with your new heating system.
Heating systems are not the same today as they were twenty or even ten years ago. Our society is making technological advances at a rate unheard of at any other point in human history, and that can be seen even in the way we design and construct thermostats. Digital thermostats were leaps and bounds more advanced than the old manual thermostats when they were first introduced. As hard as it may be to believe, the current thermostats are just as far ahead of the original digital thermostats in terms of ability as they were from the manual models.
Current thermostats are capable of not only having individual settings for each season, day, and time of day, but are also capable of actively learning from how you set them over time. Eventually, you won’t even have to touch the thermostat for it to respond to your needs. Their settings are not the only things that are more advanced than older models. Even the basic construction of modern thermostats is significantly better.
Traditional thermostats used to use thermos-sensitive coils or mercury-filled ampules to detect temperature. These mechanical sensors worked well enough, but they often had dead zones where it would be too cold to be comfortable but too warm to activate the heating. Digital thermostats were more accurate, but still had issues with their sensor capabilities. Modern thermostats have much more advanced and finely tuned sensors, able to keep the climate inside your home more tightly controlled to your specifications. A new thermostat can help your heating system in virtually every way. If you’d like your new heater to operate to its full potential, it’s worth considering installing one.