Thermostats are designed to last a long time, which often means decades or more of safe, reliable service. Provided you change the batteries now and then for those that aren’t on your electrical grid, yours can last for decades without encountering any problems. There’s only one downside to that: a long-lasting thermostat hasn’t been able to take advantage of some of the amazing advances the industry has seen in the last few years. If your thermostat is more than ten years old, you might want to consider replacing it, even if you haven’t had any trouble from it.
(Note: if you still use an older mercury-switch thermostat, you should replace it immediately. Mercury is dangerous.)
What Makes the New Models Better?
The internet has changed all of our lives and you can take advantage of that unprecedented interconnectivity with a new “smart” thermostat. Depending upon the model, they can analyze the conditions outside your home and take advantage of up-to-the-minute news on the local weather to make small adjustments to your heating and cooling system. Not only does that ensure you will always be comfortable in your home, but it will help shave money off of your monthly bills to boot.
In addition, some thermostats can use the Wi-Fi connection in your home to provide complete control via an app on your phone. That means you can program it from anywhere in the world, no matter what you may be doing.
But smart technology isn’t limited to the internet, and some smart thermostats do an amazing job even if they aren’t connected to the worldwide web. By analyzing your heating and cooling patterns, they can help cut into your heating and cooling bills by making little adjustments, lowering the strain on your HVAC system to boot.
Call the pros at D’Spain today to hear more about smart thermostats! We serve all of the Bandera, TX area!