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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Thermostat?

The thermostat is essentially the brain of your air conditioner and heater, communicating to the system whenever temperatures in the home change and it is time to switch into action. Any thermostat has two main roles — sensing the temperature and communicating to the system — but how efficiently it performs these tasks depends on the quality of the thermostat itself. If you’re looking for greater efficiency, consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat, or even a new smart thermostat.

Programmable Thermostats

If you don’t have a programmable thermostat in your home, making an upgrade is vital if you’d like to see improved efficiency and better performance. The major issue with a manual thermostat is that you’re likely to forget to make adjustments through the day. When you leave home for a while, you might just keep the AC on so that the house is comfortable when you arrive. You end up using extra energy through the day even though you aren’t home to take advantage of it.

Programmable thermostats allow you to set the temperature to vary as the day goes on. You can have the AC turn back on 20 – 30 minutes before you arrive so that the house is cool without the extra energy drain. You can make adjustments at peak hours and set a weekly schedule for the thermostat to follow.

Smart Thermostats

One of the newest innovations in HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technology, the smart thermostat is the ultimate in convenience and efficiency. Smart thermostats work through the wireless internet in your home to allow you the ability to control your AC and heating system from anywhere through your smart phone. Smart thermostats also begin to learn your heating and cooling preferences in about a week and can help you to learn about and manage your energy use through the day.

If you’d like to make an upgrade to your thermostat, trust in the experts at VOGT Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to find you a new unit and install it properly. Call today!

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