Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

Thermostat technology has advanced a lot over the past several years. The most advanced thermostat technology is smart thermostats. There are several reasons to upgrade to one.

Advanced Features

On old thermostats, you had to manually monitor them, which was very inconvenient. Programmable thermostats were introduced in the 1990s. Programmable thermostats came out in the 1980s. While far better than older thermostats, they can be difficult to program and don’t offer enough flexibility.

The first smart thermostat was released in 2007. The first one, the Ecobee, featured Wi-Fi connectivity, so it could be controlled remotely. Smart thermostats are far easier to use than programmable thermostats. Advanced features include knowing when you’ll soon be arriving home, so they automatically heat or cool your house before you get there.

Save Money

Smart thermostats can save you a lot of money on your energy bills. They have artificial intelligence that can reduce your energy bills by 10-15%. With a smart thermostat, you’ll never waste money heating or cooling an empty home ever again.

Less Maintenance

Old thermostats have problems like bad electrical connections and incorrect temperatures. Smart thermostats are more accurate than old ones, so they make your home more comfortable. They also don’t need as much maintenance.

Zoning Capability

If you have the right HVAC system, you can zone your home with a smart thermostat. By zoning your home, you control which rooms are heated and cooled and at what temperature.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Many smart thermostats can alert you that the HVAC filter needs to be replaced. This improves the air quality in your home and helps your HVAC equipment last longer. Some can also sense humidity, so you can keep the humidity in your home at a comfortable and healthy level.

CSL Climate Control Company in Wheeling, IL, can help you with smart thermostats. We also repair, replace and maintain heaters and air conditioners. Other services include indoor air quality, radiant heating, mini-splits, and ventilation. Please call today to learn more about our services.

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