Is it Time to Replace Your Thermostat?
Baby, it’s hot outside! Is your thermostat up to the challenge of efficiently keeping your home cool and comfortable?
A home’s thermostat should be upgraded about every 10 years to avoid efficiency drops that come with age. Older units become less and less able to accurately detect the temperature levels in your home. The dead zone – that temperature range where the thermostat should activate, but doesn’t – gradually becomes wider and wider. The worn-out unit’s poor performance will both affect your comfort levels and cost more in electricity to operate.
Before you start experiencing the negative effects of an old thermostat, consider giving your HVAC system an upgrade with a smart thermostat. These high-tech thermostats can “learn” your family’s temperature preferences and daily routines, and adjust the temperature for you rather than relying on manual changes or complicated programming.