If your home came equipped with a regular thermostat, you might not give it much thought other than when you turn the temperature up or down. But thermostats today can do so much more than that!
At On Time Home Services, we recommend smart thermostats to our customers because they are so customizable and energy-efficient. Still unsure about why a new thermostat can make such a big difference? Here are 10 benefits of upgrading your thermostat.
1. Saving energy (and money).
Since heating and air conditioning are what account for the largest chunk of your utility bills, monitoring your usage can save energy and money. When you use a smart thermostat or learning thermostat, you won’t have to remember to reprogram it every time you leave the house. The thermostat will learn your patterns and adjust the temperature in your home accordingly. When you leave for work each day, your thermostat will automatically switch to “energy saving mode” and choose a temperature that doesn’t require heavy usage of your HVAC unit.
2. Remote access to temperature control.
Even if you leave the house at a time that doesn’t correspond with your regular patterns of behavior, you can still make adjustments to your temperature settings after you walk out the door. Smart thermostats can be controlled remotely from your smartphone, so you can turn off the AC while you are out to dinner or turn it on for a pet or babysitter. If your mobility is limited, this can be a great tool to use inside the house as well to save yourself some steps.
3. Customizable features.
Smart thermostats have a whole arsenal of tools to help you out with your HVAC system. You can monitor the energy consumption in your home to try to reduce your carbon footprint, schedule specific temperature settings for specific dates and times (perfect for a vacation), set reminders for HVAC maintenance or filter changes, and so much more. Smart thermostats are tools designed to make your life easier and more eco-friendly.
4. Longer HVAC lifespan.
If you have a brand new HVAC system, energy efficiency might not be a major concern initially. But if your HVAC is getting older and isn’t as efficient as it used to be, a smart thermostat can be a game-changer. By working in tandem with your HVAC unit and optimizing your settings to be as efficient as possible, your thermostat can help you get more use out of your old unit.
Upgrading your thermostat can make your life easier.
Saving energy, spending less on your utility bills, customizing the temperature settings in your home, remembering annual maintenance and more is easier than ever before. Upgrading your thermostat can improve the way you use your HVAC system.
Are you interested in upgrading your thermostat to have more customizable features and big energy savings? On Time Home Services has a team of professional NATE-certified HVAC technicians who are here to help! Give us a call at (949) 649-8777