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If ever there were a piece of technology that proves the old adage of big things coming in small packages, it is the smart thermostat. When you use a smart thermostat in Chesterfield, MO, you take greater control than ever before over the way in which you keep your home comfortable throughout the year. Plus, you’ll be keeping it more comfortable than ever!
Ultimately, the type of thermostat you use is up to you. There are plenty of good digital thermostats and wireless thermostats out there, though we certainly do recommend that you at least consider the benefits that a smart thermostat has to offer. If you have questions or are ready to make an upgrade, be sure to work with the HVAC technicians on the Fresh Air Heating & Cooling team.
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Getting to Know Your Thermostat Options
If you live in an older home with older HVAC equipment, you may have a round manual thermostat or even one with a slide control on it. If this is the case, you definitely should at least upgrade to a digital thermostat. This is really the baseline for modern systems.
- Digital thermostats allow you to set temperatures with greater accuracy via push button controls and an LED display. We recommend opting for a programmable model, which allows you to create heating/cooling programs around your own schedule.
- Wireless thermostats differ from basic digital models in that you actually take the thermostat where you wish in the house. A receiver is hardwired into the system, but the traveling device allows for better temperature readings and lets you make adjustments with ease.
- Smart thermostats, such as those from ecobee, are ideal for those homeowners looking to really use technology to their advantage. Use room sensors to distribute conditioned air most effectively, adjust your system from your phone even when you’re away, and much more.
We Install and Replace Thermostats in Chesterfield, MO
While we would love to see every HVAC system outfitted with controls as advanced as the ecobee line of smart thermostats, the fact is that not all older equipment will necessarily be compatible with such technology. We understand that you may not be interested in replacing your whole HVAC system in order to use a better thermostat, regardless of just how much better it is.
While we will definitely install a smart thermostat for you if you’re investing in brand–new equipment, chances are that even your older system could benefit from a thermostat upgrade. Let us handle your thermostat replacement so that you get the most from your system without sacrificing functionality due to incompatibility.
Does My Thermostat Really Make That Much of a Difference?
Yes, absolutely. The most basic thermostats out there are essnetially just switches that turn your system on and off when temperatures hit a certain point. More advanced thermostats with programmability or wireless features let you enjoy uninterrupted comfort without the need to run an HVAC system at full capacity even when the home is empty.
A smart thermostat from a manufacturer such as ecobee, on the other hand, really starts to bring in home automation features. You can control your system remotely, get automated reports about any operational issues, adjust programs/operating schedules wherever you may be, and even use the thermostat to order groceries, set reminders, and more. If you are a fan of utilizing technology throughout your home, a smart thermostat would be our first recommendation.