Improving your home’s heating and air conditioning doesn’t just include maintenance or system replacements. The thermostat plays an important role in HVAC operation, as it controls the temperature in your home. Upgrading a thermostat can make a large difference in the comfort of your home, while improving convenience and saving energy.
What Are the Advantages of Upgrading a Thermostat?
Programmable thermostats make it easy to control home temperatures in a fashion that maximizes both comfort and energy savings. Even if your thermostat is not that old, a new model may provide more energy-efficient options and features, which means greater comfort, convenience and savings long-term.
For example, features range from indicator lights that alert you to battery and filter changes to wireless access that allows you to adjust home comfort levels on the fly from anywhere with Internet access.
You’ll also have your choice of control options, which makes it easy to use energy-saving settings customized to coincide with home occupancy. Here are three common options:
- 5+2 day schedule: This option is perfect for families with a traditional five-day work and school week. Energy-saving settings can be used during the week, while more comfort-friendly settings can be maintained on the weekends.
- 5+1+1 day schedule: This option is similar to the 5+2 day schedule, but it allows unique settings for both Saturday and Sunday.
- 7-day schedule: These days, the traditional workweek isn’t necessarily the norm. If your schedule varies day to day, the 7-day option is the answer, as it allows you to program different settings for each individual day of the week.
If you are interested in upgrading a thermostat, contact Senica Air Conditioning, Inc., Inc. We proudly serve the Clearwater area.
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