Unsurprisingly, thermostats have come a long way in recent years, and they now offer more features, controls, and precision than ever before. However, if you still have a manual thermostat in your home, you may be wondering what makes digital thermostats so different from manual ones, and if there are any benefits to upgrading. If you still have an old-fashioned, manual thermostat, here are just a few of the reasons to upgrade.
Automatic Temperature Control
One of the greatest benefits of digital thermostats is that they allow for automatic temperature control. While manual thermostats have to constantly be adjusted manually when you want to turn the system on and off, you can set a digital thermostat with various automatic settings so that it is set to different temperatures at different times of the day, meaning that you will rarely have to adjust it. Additionally, if you just want to run the system for a short period of time to help make your home more comfortable, you can choose to alter the temperature setting for a set number of hours, after which it will revert back to its automatic settings. This gives you a great deal more control over your HVAC system.
Save Energy (And Money)
These automatic temperature controls can prove to be extremely beneficial in not only making your home more comfortable, but also, in helping to reduce your energy consumption in your home. With a manual thermostat, you would have to remember to turn the system off when you go to work, or when you go to bed, and accidentally leaving it on could cost you a great deal of money. An automatic thermostat allows you to set when you will be away, and when you will go to bed, so that you do not have to worry about turning it on and off. You can even set it to come on slightly before you will arrive home so that your house will already be comfortable when you arrive. This allows for more precise control over your system, which can save you money on your energy bills.
As you can see, there are many benefits in replacing your manual thermostat. Contact us to learn about more of the reasons to consider having your outdated thermostat replaced.