Happy Fall! Now that we’re getting into the chillier months of the year, it’s time to take a look at one of our HVAC components that work front and center in our homes. No, we’re not talking about your heater or your air ducts, we’re talking about the little machine that sits on your wall and allows you to turn the temperature up or down. Your thermostat!
Thermostats do a lot of leg work, contrary to popular belief. They look snazzy and sometimes have cool smart controls, but they’re more than just nifty looking—they provide essential temperature control and regulation for your home. The more high-tech and up-to-date your thermostat is, the better your home comfort will be. This isn’t us just geeking out over technology, we’re trying to inform you about a great upgrade that you could make today!
Next time you call us for heating repair in Livingston, NJ, you might want to upgrade your thermostat as well.
How Your Heater and Your Thermostat Are Related
Let’s say your heater has just run into trouble. It’s making a strange noise, it’s running up your bill, or it’s doing something that makes you uncomfortable. The first step you need to make is to call us for help.
In the meantime, we urge you to check your thermostat for problems. You could have detected the problem in your heater earlier because of the problems that are apparent in your thermostat. For instance, a less effective thermostat will show you that it’s keeping things at a normal temperature, but in reality it’s running your heater too hot and it could lead to huge energy spending and problems down the line.
The truth is that your thermostat and heater are tied together and it’s up to us to make sure that they both work as they should. So while you’re waiting for heater repair, let’s discuss upgrading your thermostat.
Set Your Home Up for Success
Here are just a few ways that we can help ease the burden on your heater by upgrading your thermostat.
- More accurate temperature readings. A high-tech, more updated model of thermostat will be able to provide you with better temperature readings. It works faster, it’s more reliable, and it’s just not going to fail or break down like your old thermostat would.
- More convenient usage. Newer thermostats can be run from your smartphone which makes them easier to operate and more convenient for your life.
- Better energy efficiency. Programmable thermostats can learn your comfort habits and run your heater to lower energy waste while keeping your home comfortable.
Smart or Wi-Fi Thermostats
Convenience isn’t just for your own life, it helps stave off heater repairs because your thermostat is paying more attention to your energy or fuel consumption. This is why we urge homeowners to invest in smart or Wi-Fi thermostats.
Wi-Fi thermostats let you lower the heater usage when you’re not home, so you can give your heater a break and reduce problems from occuring.
Smart thermostats will automatically lower the temperature during the night or when you’re not in need of powerful heat, so your heater gets even more of a break.