Energy efficiency is important for any whole-home heating and cooling system, and achieving it may be easier than you think. There are several upgrades that can help, but here is one you may not have considered, your thermostat. The thermostats today can help with energy efficiency in a few ways, and depending on the type you choose, can even help you track and monitor your energy usage. If you have been using an older thermostat, now may be a time to consider an upgrade. Make sure to contact us so we can inspect your home and advise you on what thermostat would be beneficial for you. Investing in a new thermostat can help save you money in the long run.
Digital Thermostats are an Option
Digital thermostats are very precise, which is how they can help you save on heating. Rather than aiming for a temperature within a range, as can be the case with certain types of thermostats, you can set an exact temperature when using a digital thermostat. Additionally, the buttons on a digital thermostat can be easier to use, and the larger face is easily readable.
Are Digital Thermostats More Efficient?
Yes. Because there is less guesswork in adjusting the temperature to the right setting, a digital thermostat helps reduce wasted energy and helps lower the electricity bill. Compared to an analog thermostat, a programmable digital thermostat can save energy by running on a lower setting during work hours or sleep.
Programmable Thermostats are Beneficial
A programmable thermostat allows you to set temperatures for different times of day and different days of the week. You can set a program as far as seven days out, and if you wish, you can loop that program. Having a programmable thermostat allows you to reduce energy usage during times when your home is unoccupied, such as during the workday or when you are on vacation, and at night, when your home’s temperature can be reduced. Controlling when your system runs can greatly reduce your energy costs. You can also have the added benefit the home will be heated to you preferred temperature when you arrive home. The programmable thermostat is beneficial because you can adjust it based on the schedule of you and your family.
A Smart Thermostat is an Option
Smart thermostats are digital and programmable and can be accessed remotely via any smart device. With this thermostat, you can check the energy history. You can also compile monthly energy usage reports so that you are aware how much energy is being produced. Also, you will know when you are saving energy with the thermostat. With a smart thermostat, you can automatically adjust the heating system. There is also an auto-away feature, which will allow you to manage the temperatures of your home while you are away. If you have a tablet, smartphone, or other smart devices, this thermostat would be beneficial for your home. A new thermostat can help you improve energy efficiency, which you will see as savings in your monthly energy bills. If it is time to upgrade your thermostat, make sure to contact us. We can also advise you on what thermostat would be the best for your home. This way you can keep the temperature at the desired comfort level you and your family would like, without wasting energy.