Many households still have the same thermostat that came installed when the house was first built; in some cases, that was over 20 years ago! Since then, the heating and cooling industry has made incredible technological progress. Today, every new home comes installed with a programmable thermostat as opposed to the old analog models. There are a multitude of reasons why programmable thermostats are a wise investment, even if you have an older furnace or central air unit. The following article will provide you with three reasons why you should upgrade your old thermostat to a programmable one.
Reduced Energy Consumption
Programmable thermostats make it easy for homeowners to schedule heating and cooling cycles. For example, in the dead heat of summer, when the homeowner is at work, they have the ability to schedule their air conditioner to turn on right before they finish their shift. This allows a homeowner to conserve energy and ensure their house is comfortable by the time they arrive at home.
Not only are programmable thermostats an environmentally conscientious product, but they will prove worthy as a long-term investment. Over time, you will begin to notice that you’re saving hundreds of dollars on your annual hydro bills due to only running your HVAC system when you need it.
While programmable thermostats will provide you with financial savings, they are also unrivalled in terms of cooling and heating your living space in the long run. Unfortunately, homes that still use analog thermostats may be unable to get their home to settle on a specific temperature due to the ageing, uncalibrated thermostat. Programmable thermostats are digitized to set and lock in the specific temperature you want for your home. Additionally, programmable thermostats will read back the current interior temperature, so you know if your home is adequately holding energy or being lost through poor insulation.
As previously mentioned, the HVAC industry has made significant strides in technology. Nowadays, homeowners can set their home’s thermostat even when they’re not at home. Regardless of where they are, homeowners can use their phones or computers, log on to a secure network, and set their home’s temperature. Should you head out of town for a work-related trip or a vacation and forget to set your thermostat, a programmable thermostat will allow you to access the control panel anywhere in the world.
Experience the difference a programmable thermostat can make for you. An investment in one is an investment in your comfort! If you have any questions or concerns about upgrading your current thermostat to a programmable system, please contact Thomson Industries today.