Thermostats are designed to last for a long time, and they’re usually such a staple in our homes that we hardly think about them except on these rare occasions when they malfunction. But older thermostats might not offer all of the features that new ones do, and while yours may be operating just fine, you may be missing out on some big benefits. With winter on its way here in Round Rock, TX, now is a good time to take a close look at your thermostat and consider replacing it if it’s been around for 10 years or more. What kind of advantages can a new system offer? Here are a couple of options.
Smart programming is mainly designed to offer improved performance and lowered costs on your HVAC system. It analyzes your heating patterns and makes tiny adjustments to help shave costs off of your monthly bills. Many of them will also make automatic adjustments to changing conditions, such as elevated humidity or incoming storms. That can not only save you a great deal of money, but also help lower the strain on your heating system.
With the internet now a standard staple of most homes, it makes sense that your thermostat could offer a Wi-Fi connection as well. The biggest advantage to that is that it lets you control your HVAC system anywhere in the world using a remote app on your phone. You can set start and stop times, alter the temperature, and even turn the system off if you leave on vacation and forget. That can not only save money from wear and tear, but it provides real peace of mind in our increasingly busy lives.
If you could use a new thermostat and want to discuss your options, call Intelligent Air Services today!