When people think about their HVAC systems, a lot of time they’re thinking about the nuts and bolts components that make up the system. Those are things like your heater, air conditioner, ductwork and the like. But the component people interact with the most – and the component that can make the biggest difference on your month-to-month energy bill – is your thermostat.
While thermostats don’t experience the kind of wear and tear the rest of your system does, the technology has come a long way in recent years and the ways you can use them have expanded exponentially. From things like air quality and timed temperature controls – a new thermostat can make a big difference when it comes to finding a low cost way of improving your HVAC system.
Today, we’re going to talk a little bit about some of these features and how you can get the most out of what you’ve got. Let’s jump right in!
Why it matters
We tend to think of the thermostat as the brains of your HVAC system. They control everything – particularly the temperature and comfort level of your home. When they’re not working properly, it can mean that your system will under work or overwork depending on the circumstance, leaving you with either a big bill or an inconsistent environment in your home.
Additionally, it helps manage stress levels on your appliances. When working properly – it can significantly increase the efficiency and lifespan of your system’s components. In addition, it controls the quality of your home’s comfort – helping you get a better return on your investment.
Thinking of an upgrade?
Simply put, a small investment in a new thermostat can pay significant dividends both over the short and long term. Digital thermostats are the most common and basic upgrade you can get. With new features like online integration – you can regulate your home’s temperature when you’re not home. Programmable solutions can also help you create programs that adjust the temperature based around your daily activities – when you’re home/not home, for example.
In addition, you can play around with your settings over an isolated period of time and adjust them to get the most out of your system and manage your energy expenses accordingly.
Long story, short – the right thermostat can help your household take a big step towards both greater efficiency and the kinds of true, genuine energy savings you want. If you’re looking to upgrade your thermostat, you can give us a call and we’ll be able to give you a free consultation that will help audit your current energy use and show you your options in terms of installing something new that will help you get the most out of your current system without having to make a significant investment in new, more expensive components. Give us a call today!