As a homeowner, you’re always looking for ways to lower your energy bills. A new thermostat can help cut your costs with no major changes to the comfort of your home. A new thermostat in Portsmouth, VA, can offer you the five benefits explained below.
Lower Energy Bills
By switching from a manual to a programmable thermostat, you can lower your energy bills. Studies show that a smart thermostat can lower your energy bill by 15% on air conditioning costs, according to The Smart Cave. With a programmable or smart control, you can lower energy usage when you’re at work or asleep.
Easier to Use
Newer thermostats are easier to use because they have touch-screen controls, digital readouts and lighted LEDs. Many models you can control with Wi-Fi. Newer thermostats have more control options and are more adjustable, with timed settings.
Thermostat Compatible With System Zoning
Installing a zoned system will give your home more flexibility. If you have an older control, our professionals can upgrade to a compatible one with zoning control. Once you install the zoning system and new thermostat, your home will have better climate control.
A More Eco-Friendly System
Upgrading to a newer, programmable thermostat is better for the environment in several ways. Along with reducing energy usage overall, newer controls don’t use mercury, which is toxic.
More Systems Work With Internet
Popular types of thermostats are programmable and use IoT (internet of things) technology. The internet of things is a network of physical objects with sensors and software that connect to exchange data. Internet-of-things thermostats allow you to remotely access your controller from anywhere with an app on your smartphone.
There are many advantages to having an internet-of-things thermostat. You could log into your smartphone and turn your system off from work. Other advantages include changing the temperature from your bed or increasing the energy usage on the way home from work.
Connecting appliances to the internet to control remotely is a growing movement. By buying a new thermostat with remote access options, you are future-proofing your home. If you have questions about upgrading your thermostat in Portsmouth, VA, call us at Climatemakers to schedule an appointment.
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