How often do you replace your thermostat? Is it as often as you replace the other parts of your heating or air conditioning system? If not, you may actually be unknowingly decreasing the effectiveness of your climate control systems. It’s important that you upgrade your thermostat at least as often as your heating and air conditioning systems. Read on to find out why.
Wear and Tear
Thermostats wear down just as often as other systems, though they often do so in more subtle ways. If a furnace isn’t heating, or an air conditioner isn’t cooling, it’s obvious that something is wrong with it. With a thermostat, though, the drop in efficiency often takes place very slowly. The sensitivity of the system drops, preventing it from controlling your climate control systems as effectively. This decreases the efficiency of the heating and air conditioning systems, costing you money and decreasing your comfort levels. You should have a professional examine your thermostat every year or two to make sure that it’s functioning properly.
Advantages of Upgrading
Upgrading your thermostat can actually provide you with quite a few more advantages than just restoring lost efficiency. There are a ton of different options available on the market that offer their own unique advantages. Wireless thermostats include satellite units, which can be carried from room to room to increase the range of the system. Smart thermostats learn from your climate control habits, which allows them to eventually adjust themselves without needing your input. If you’re still using a regular digital thermostat, have a look at the various options that can more fully meet your climate control needs.
Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. provides comprehensive thermostat installation services throughout Starke, FL. If you need thermostat services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.