If you’re looking for a relatively inexpensive way to upgrade your heating and cooling system, you can always switch out the thermostat. Today’s smart thermostats are programmable, can be operated remotely from a smartphone or computer, and can even track things like humidity and the system’s history. Manufacturers claim that installing a smart thermostat will reduce your energy costs, but is this really the case?
Maybe. Smart thermostats save money by adjusting the thermostat to use less energy when you’re out of the house, by turning the heater to a lower temperature or turning the air conditioner to a higher temperature. Truth be told, though, you can do the same thing with a programmable thermostat, it’s just not quite as easy.
For some people, a smart thermostat doesn’t make much sense. If you’re home during the day, or you already keep a tight rein on the thermostat, chances are you won’t save much money by installing a smart thermostat. Similarly, if you prize comfort above all else, and you’re not willing to deal with temperatures that are a little bit cold or a little bit warm, a smart thermostat won’t really be able to help you.
Other factors come into play, too. If your home is not energy efficient, no amount of programming your thermostat is going to fix that problem. If you live in a mild climate, programming your thermostat might not matter much. It’s important to consider your own unique situation, including your location, type of house, and personal preferences, before you invest in a smart thermostat that costs significantly more than a regular programmable thermostat.
Ultimately, which kind of thermostat and how much it saves you is dependent on your personal choices. You might prefer a manual thermostat if your budget is tight and you are primarily home during the day. On the other hand, a programmable thermostat may be exactly as much technology as you need, allowing you to control what your thermostat does throughout the day. There are plenty of good reasons to choose a smart thermostat, though. Let’s face it: a smart thermostat is useful and fun, allowing users to control their air conditioning system remotely, and even providing energy reports, run times, and notifications to let you know when your air filter needs to be replaced.
Whether you’re looking for advice about thermostats, need maintenance on your heating and cooling system, or are looking to upgrade to an entirely new system, you can trust CJS Heating and Air to have the answers you need and service you can depend on. We believe in transparency and professionalism, so you’ll know the detailed price before we ever get started, and our team will work hard to make sure you’re satisfied. Our techs are screened, background checked, tested and trained, and our service is dependable and backed up with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. To learn more about us, please visit our website, chat with a friendly representative, or give us a call with any questions you might have.