The thermostat for your furnace is an important gauge that can save you money and make your heating more efficient. The two different types of modern electronic thermostats are programmable and smart. A programmable thermostat has a vacation mode that automatically raises the standard temperature by a few degrees while a smart thermostat allows you to make temperature adjustments with a smart phone.

If your thermostat is older than ten years, your system will probably run better with an upgrade to a programed thermostat. Even if you already have a programmable thermostat, a newer unit can mean enormous energy savings. Usually the newer a thermostat is, the more control it has in remembering the temperature you want to set for a room. Newer thermostats let you program temperatures at specific time periods and set scheduled temperature changes. You can set your thermostat’s timing based off of weekday and weekend, weekdays and Saturday-Sunday, or each day of the week. Also, you can lower the heat when you are away from home and schedule it to increase before your arrival. These types of thermostats also have the sophistication to correct temperatures quickly without putting any strain on your heating and air conditioner system.

One of the biggest advantages for a thermostat upgrade is that you can link a new thermostat to your smart phone and make programming adjustments whenever you want from any location. You will also receive maintenance updates on your smart phone so that you will be aware of them. If you are looking to purchase a new thermostat, consider a programmable or smart one. You can also contact us and we can advise you on the options.