In an effort to be more energy conscious, many homeowners make some needed changes: installing a ceiling fan, using blinds or drapes to block out heat from the sun or scheduling annual maintenance. But there is one component that can be overlooked: upgrading your home’s thermostat. Its size and outward simplicity can mask how powerful a tool your thermostat is, but without it, your air conditioning won’t turn on or off. If you can better set and control your thermostat, you can have better control over your cooling. The experts at D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc., can help you choose and install a new thermostat for your home in Fair Oaks Ranch, TX that complements your air conditioning system, maximizing the control you have over your home’s cooling – just give us a call!
What Can a New Thermostat Offer Me?
Depending on the type of thermostat you choose, you’ll gain different benefits:
- Digital – one of the biggest advantages a digital thermostat has over a slide or dial thermostat is precise temperature setting. This may not seem like a big deal until you think about how much those extra degrees can cost you: up to 3% of your cooling costs for each degree.
- Programmable – this type of thermostat has a digital read out, providing you the benefit of precision with temperature setting, but it also provides the ability to program. With this feature, you can set up to 4 temperature changes per day and programs run in 7-day periods. If you are in a steady routine, you can loop the program to run continuously. Programming allows you to power down your cooling during the times when your home is unoccupied and power up the cooling just before you arrive home so your indoors are comfortable. You won’t have to worry about running back and forth to change your temperature settings with a digital thermostat.
- Smart – not only does a smart thermostat offer the above-listed benefits, it takes things one step further by allowing you to manage your cooling remotely. By downloading an app to any smart device, you can program, track and monitor your cooling.