Thermostats have an average service life of about 10 to 15 years, and they slowly perform worse over time. Thermostat technology also evolves, with smart thermostats being some of the best on the market. Consider these four benefits of replacing the manual thermostat in your Fenton, MO, home with a newer smart thermostat:
Lower Energy Bills
New thermostats help reduce your energy bills in two important ways. First, they have more responsive sensors, helping to shorten your heating and cooling cycles.
Second, they have programs so that you can automatically adjust your temperature when you’re normally not home. According to the Department of Energy, this can save you up to 10% on your annual heating and cooling costs.
More Convenient Management
Manual thermostats are challenging to try to manage, especially analog models. You can never seem to get the same temperature twice, leading to inconsistent temperatures and costs.
Not only does a newer thermostat allow you to set an exact temperature, but it also makes it easier. With remote access thermostats, you can log in from your smartphone or tablet to adjust your settings.
Fewer HVAC Repairs
Longer cycles mean your system experiences additional strain that wears on its components. The additional wear means you’ll experience more heating and air conditioning repairs more quickly. An upgraded thermostat alleviates this additional strain, staving off those repairs until they would normally happen.
Longer System Life
Overall, strain eventually leads to needing to replace the system. If you didn’t replace your thermostat when you replaced your system, you’ll cut years off its service life.
Simply upgrading your thermostat will help ensure you get the full life from your system. Upgrading your thermostat on an older system may help extend its life while you budget for a higher efficiency replacement.
Get the most from your HVAC system by upgrading your manual thermostat. Call to schedule a smart thermostat consultation and installation with one of the experts at Fresh Air Heating & Cooling today.
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