People tend to be pretty good about repairing and replacing climate control systems. If your air conditioner stops working, you’ll probably get it repaired or replaced in short order. One thing people are not good at replacing in a timely manner, though, are thermostats. The thermostat is the core of any climate control system, yet it rarely receives the same level of attention that those systems get. Let’s take a look at why you should upgrade your thermostat more often.
Now, we’re not saying that anyone is going to refuse to replace a broken thermostat. It would be kind of pointless to have a heating or air conditioning system at all without a thermostat to control it. However, just because you can use a thermostat for 15+ years, doesn’t mean you should. The older a thermostat gets, the more worn down it gets. That wear and tear makes the thermostat less and less efficient. Add to that the disparity between an older thermostat and the advances thermostat technology has made since it was installed. Overall, you should replace your thermostat every decade or so if you want to maintain a comfortable and efficient household.
One of the benefits of installing a new thermostat is that you get to take advantage of all the new technology made available in the last decade. Some current advances in thermostat technology include wireless thermostats, which use satellite units to cover a wider area of the home and grant better control. Adaptive thermostats are also popular, which learn your climate control habits over a few weeks and can eventually adjust themselves without input. There are all kinds of advantages you can gain from installing a new thermostat in your home.
Bell Plumbing and Heating provides thermostat services of all kinds throughout Denver, CO.