Yes, it’s about that time when you need to swap out your current thermostat for a new one.
Think about how long you’ve had your current thermostat. Your thermostat is the cornerstone of your HVAC service in Melbourne, FL. We really want to drive that point home because it’s often overlooked. You might think that your thermostat is fine, but upgrading to a new, top-of-the-line model can and will change the way you operate your home.
We’re going to break down everything you need to know. Remember, just because you’re able to use your thermostat doesn’t mean that it’s serving you the best of its ability.
When to Upgrade
You need a new thermostat if…
- Your heating and cooling system won’t turn on or off
- Your thermostat reading is incorrect
- You’ve had your thermostat for 10 years or longer
- You have frequent temperature fluctuations
- You’ve noticed a recent spike in your home’s energy bill
This isn’t the time of year to brush off any problems that you’re having with your thermostat. If you put this off now, you’re going to notice any of the problems you’re experiencing above worsen. The more you use your heater, the worse these problems are going to get.
If you’re waffling between sticking it out with this current thermostat and upgrading because of the price, you should upgrade. An upgrade now is what’s going to save you money this winter, this summer, and every season after that. We’re here to guide you through the options you have with our team. Keep reading below to learn more.
Choosing Your New Model
Once you realize that you need to upgrade your thermostat, then next step is choosing your unit. This begs the question: Wi-Fi or smart thermostat? We’re going to give you the basic outline below. If you want more information or have specific questions, you can call our professionals for a personal consultation.
A Wi-Fi thermostat is a digital thermostat that’s able to be programmed from anywhere in the world. If you’ve left your home and you forgot to turn off your heater on a chilly morning, you can just whip out your phone and turn it off while you’re in the car. A Wi-Fi thermostat makes your home comfort as precise as possible. This means you’ll always be comfortable, and you’ll save yourself energy too.
A smart thermostat is basically a Wi-Fi thermostat with extra added power. Smart thermostats have all the same capabilities as a Wi-Fi thermostat with the added ability to “learn” how you like to control your home comfort. When you install a smart thermostat, the unit spends the first few weeks “learning” how you to like to do things: what temperatures you prefer, when you turn the unit on, and when you turn the unit off.
After a while, the thermostat can auto-adjust to your preferred settings, the most eco-friendly settings, or both. This saves you time, energy, money and more.