Why It’s Time to Upgrade Your Thermostat

Your home’s heating and cooling system directly affects how comfortable your family is. It makes sense that a comfortable home is one in which the temperature can be precisely controlled with a state-of-the-art thermostat. If you’re still using an outdated analog thermostat, the following information may convince you to make the switch to a programmable or smart thermostat.

A new thermostat can reduce your utility bills.

Newer, programmable thermostats will automatically reduce the energy usage of the heating and cooling system when the family is out of the house. While you could make an effort to adjust the thermostat before you leave each day, it’s all too easy to forget, and then you’ll be stuck paying to heat or cool the home while nobody’s home. With a programmable thermostat, you can enjoy lower utility bills without having to rely on your memory. Over time, the new thermostat can pay for itself.

Smart thermostats can improve your air quality.

Your home’s heating and cooling system is directly linked to indoor air quality. If you’re running a heating or cooling unit with a dirty filter, your family will be breathing in dirty air. This can be particularly problematic if anyone in your family has asthma or allergies. Smart thermostats can send you an alert when the air filter needs to be changed or cleaned. You might also want to look for a model with a humidity sensor. This type of smart thermostat can help keep your home at a comfortable humidity level.

You can even adjust your settings from anywhere.

Many newer thermostat models are Wi-Fi enabled. This means you can adjust your settings even if you’re out of the house. For example, if you’re on vacation or a business trip and you realize you forgot to adjust your pre-programmed settings, you can simply use the app to access your settings.

When you’re ready to upgrade your thermostat, you can turn to the experienced technicians at B & J Refrigeration Inc – Heating and Cooling. Call our office in Tucson at (520) 355-4857 to set up an appointment.