Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 12, 2021

One of the easiest and best ways to improve your HVAC system’s efficiency is to learn how to properly use your thermostat. This powerful device can do a lot to help you lower your utility bills and keep your Colorado Springs home more comfortable. Since your thermostat is so important, it makes sense to make sure it’s in good working order at all times. Sometimes, to achieve this goal, you’ll need to upgrade your thermostat. To help you understand if it’s a good time to upgrade your thermostat, here are a few pros and cons from Home Heating Service, Inc..

Pro: Nicer Appearance

In the past, older thermostats could be kind of a pain. After working hard to get your home decor just right, you’d have to ruin it by installing a dated-looking thermostat. New thermostats, though, are designed to be seen, using sleek lines and neutral colors to blend in with a variety of decor styles. Plus, if you install a smart thermostat, you can customize your user interface so that the colors on the screen match the colors in your home.

Pro: More Customization Options

A big benefit of upgrading your thermostat is that newer thermostats provide many more customization options than old thermostats. This helps you build custom programs so that you can schedule when your HVAC system should turn off and on. Some thermostats from Home Heating Service, Inc. also have different modes, such as “eco” mode and “away” mode, to help you easily match your HVAC’s operating schedule to your current needs.

Pro: Better Integration With Your Lifestyle

If you enjoy incorporating the latest technology into your life, a new thermostat is a perfect option. Smart thermostats, in particular, provide a variety of tech-friendly integrations that can help to make your life easier. For instance, thanks to the WiFi connectivity of a smart thermostat, you can control your thermostat from an app on your phone. Thus, if you forget to change the temperature before you leave home, you can do it in just a few seconds from anywhere that you have an internet connection.

Con: Harder to Learn

As you consider the perks of having Home Heating Service, Inc. install a new thermostat, it’s also important to consider potential drawbacks. One potential problem is that newer thermostats can be harder to learn how to use. This is especially true for older individuals who are more accustomed to using a particular type of thermostat. If you want to upgrade the thermostat for someone who may have a hard time learning how to use it, make sure to discuss the change with them and demonstrate how to properly use the thermostat before making the switch. Of course, the pros at Home Heating Service, Inc. are happy to help demonstrate the proper use of a thermostat, as well.

Consider Your Lifestyle

Upgrading your thermostat is a great way to reduce your HVAC usage when you’re not at home. Therefore, for people with busy lifestyles, upgrading a thermostat makes a lot of sense. However, it is important to consider your individual lifestyle when choosing the best type of thermostat to purchase from Home Heating Service, Inc.. If you spend a lot of time at home and rarely venture out, you may only need a mechanical thermostat since you need your home to stay at a consistent temperature throughout the day. On the other hand, if your schedule changes fairly frequently, a smart thermostat is likely your best option since it can automatically learn new living patterns to help adjust your HVAC settings accordingly.

Begin With Your Thermostat

The great thing about upgrading your thermostat is that it’s a fairly simple and inexpensive project. If your HVAC system seems to be having problems, sometimes all it takes to repair those problems is to upgrade your thermostat. If you have the correct wiring in place, you may even be able to upgrade your thermostat yourself. At Home Heating Service, Inc., when we perform an inspection of your system when it’s having problems, we always evaluate the health of your thermostat. That’s because a malfunctioning thermostat can cause many unexpected problems that are otherwise fairly difficult to repair.

Thermostats and So Much More

When it comes to improving the comfort of your home, Home Heating Service, Inc. has got you covered. We can install thermostats, repair furnaces, maintain air conditioners, install water heaters, improve your home’s indoor air quality, and more. Customers appreciate the fact that we are proud recipients of the Angie’s List Super Service Award. To learn more about new thermostats, contact us at Home Heating Service, Inc. today.