The Woodbridge, Virginia area experiences a wide range of temperatures throughout the year — from frigid winters to summers with temperatures in the mid-90s. This means your heating and cooling system must be in good condition to keep you consistently comfortable regardless of the temperatures outdoors. Savvy homeowners might consider more efficient HVAC appliances to cut energy costs, but sometimes simply upgrading your thermostat can make a difference.
When to Consider Upgrading
Thermostats usually last a long time, but if your thermostat is very old it is not impossible that it might not function as well as it should. Like any other device, parts wear with age. One convincing reason to make the switch to a newer thermostat is all the bells and whistles models today have to offer. Whether basic programmable, smart or Wi-Fi, thermostat designs take advantage of new technology and our increasing desire for convenience, flexibility, and functionality.
Consumers are able to choose the model that suits their needs, style and budget. You are no longer limited to the same basic choices. If “no frills” is your style, there is a thermostat for you. For those who like a lot of features there are many interesting models on the market. You can therefore find thermostats ranging from under twenty dollars to more than four hundred dollars. The following are some of the reasons more people are upgrading their thermostats:
- The ability to program temperatures based on daily/weekly routine
- Remote programming using a smartphone, laptop, or tablet
- Sensors that update settings for example if you arrive home earlier tha planned, or forgot to change settings.
- On-screen reminders for maintenance tasks or appointments.
- The ability to review energy usage.
Apart from the attractive designs and features, if used properly, a key benefit of upgrading to a modern thermostat is the energy-saving advantage. Thermostats allow you to use your heating and cooling system more efficiently so that you can realize meaningful energy savings over time.
Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning’s line of thermostats has something for everyone. Our technicians are also skilled in the installation and servicing of different types of systems. Call us today at (703) 763-0399 for more information about upgrading to, or getting the most from your programmable thermostat.
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