Did you know that your thermostat is actually a vital part of your home’s HVAC system? It is responsible for so much more than just measuring and displaying a temperature reading.
Despite what many of us first assume in terms of what it actually does, this particular part of your home’s heating and air system unit influences how well the unit operates daily, and even plays a huge role in maintaining an energy-efficient system throughout the year.
Homeowners are also surprised when they learn that another way they can benefit from having a new thermostat installed in their home is by saving money on monthly energy bills!
Working with an outdated or inefficient thermostat model?
If your HVAC unit is working in tandem with an outdated thermostat you could be costing yourself hundreds of dollars every year in unnecessary energy bills, not to mention the fact that working with an inefficient thermostat also puts a great deal of undue stress on the entire system.
Older thermostats tend to be made with a manual temperature slider to adjust the settings of a heating and air conditioning unit. It’s a feature that is often difficult to adjust and produces inaccurate temperature changes, resulting in higher energy costs as you naturally spend more time adjusting the unit due to its inaccurate temperature display.
What is the best way to combat poor temperature control caused by an outdated or inefficient thermostat?
While many of us would assume that an issue like poor temperature control in many rooms of a home would likely be caused by a technical issue with the mechanics of the unit itself, professional HVAC companies will tell you that the cause of this type of problem can often be traced back to the thermostat.
The older technology found in the inefficient and outdated models will sometimes result in poor heating and air conditioning unit performance in terms of how accurate and efficient the temperature control and display apparatus functions.
In other words, the best way to solve this problem is with the professional installation of a new thermostat!
Why are the digital thermostat models so superior to older thermostat models when it comes to keeping your home at the desired temperature?
Unlike older models, new models are made with technology which far surpasses that of the technology behind older thermostat versions, allowing you to keep each room of your home at their own ideal temperature settings while at the same time-saving money!
The precision of the temperature increments of new thermostats also means that you will spend much less time fidgeting with the settings in order to find the best temperature.
Another beneficial feature associated with having a new thermostat installed in your home is that the system can be programmed to pick up on the patterns you have set the thermostat at in order to eventually, be able to create the ideal settings without you even having to adjust the system yourself.
How can an older thermostat model be harmful to your HVAC system over time?
Believe it or not, the efficiency of your thermostat is directly connected to not just the efficiency but also the overall longevity as well of your HVAC system.
Think about it this way: if you are constantly readjusting your heating and air system because it can never quite reach the exact temperature setting you to desire, the unit itself will be put under undue stress due to that constant fluctuation in status.
This stress eventually results in the expedited wearing down of the entire HVAC unit, causing you to purchase a new system well before it should have been necessary.
New models help to improve the lifespan of a heating and air conditioning system also by allowing you to pre-program the unit to minimize use while your house is not occupied, a feature that was never possible with older models.
The benefits associated with investing in a new thermostat include important things like an overall improvement in energy efficiency for your home, as well as reduced energy-related bills and expenditures.
So if your HVAC system is still operating in tandem with an outdated model, get in contact with All Year today to update and improve your unit!