Let’s take a look at your thermostat. You probably haven’t given too much thought to this piece of equipment, and that’s understandable. After all, it’s designed not to draw attention to itself. But that also means it may not get the attention it needs… such as when it needs to be replaced!
Okay, so you’re looking at your thermostat. Now, answer these two questions:
- Does the thermostat run using sliders and dials?
- If it doesn’t, can you program it to turn your HVAC system on and off at particular times?
If you answered “yes” to the first one, or “no” to the second, then your thermostat is out of date and you’re missing out on some superb ways to reduce your energy bills.
How a thermostat upgrade will save you money
A thermostat does an important job in a home: turning the heating/AC on and off based on temperature readings. If the thermostat is more accurate, it will mean a more efficient heating system. And if the thermostat is either programmable so that you can have it control the HVAC system in your absence, or it is capable of making decisions about improving efficiency on its own, it will mean even greater money savings over the year.
You have plenty of choices for thermostats that will cut down on your energy usage without affecting comfort. Even just the simplest programmable thermostat means you won’t have to leave your HVAC system running all day just so you can feel comfortable when you get home. The newest edge in climate control technology, the “smart” thermostat, handles most of the efficiency issues for you: it takes your setting history and then develops an optimized program. Plus, you can operate the thermostat from anywhere using a smart phone or other Internet connection.
Advanced Mechanical Services is here for your comfort needs in Paramus, NJ and throughout the Tri-State Area.