Thermostats are, essentially, the brain of your heating and cooling system, telling it what to do in order to achieve the desired temperature. Faulty thermostats can cause a lot of problems for your heating and cooling system. By contrast, a smart thermostat or digital thermostat can make controlling the temperature in your home a breeze. If you’ve been using the thermostat for decades, it’s time to upgrade – here’s why…
There was a time when thermostats were a simple dial you could set to a temperature and nothing more. Today’s thermostats are much more than that. Even a simple modern thermostat will have a digital display and additional temperature control features. However, if you choose to take it a step further and buy a smart thermostat, you can actually control the temperature of your home by simply tapping a few buttons on your phone or tablet. You can also find thermostats that allow for zone control where different areas of the house are set to different temperatures, but one of these thermostats must be compatible with your specific system.
Even if you don’t get a fancy thermostat, newer thermostats are much easier to use because they allow you to do so much. Navigating the digital display may be a bit more difficult than turning a dial, but not when you consider the fact that you can set different temperatures for different times and days of the week. With a programmable thermostat, you can set it and forget it!
As time goes on, technology gets better and better. Newer digital thermostats are more accurate than their analog counterparts from days of yore. Not only that, there’s a good chance your 30-year-old analog thermostat has degraded to some degree, so it may not work quite as well as it once did. You may even have a faulty thermostat and not know it.
Are you ready to trade in your old thermostat for a new and improved one? Morrison Plumbing, Heating & Cooling can help you find the right thermostat for your Belleville, IL home, and we can install it for you the right way. Give us a call or schedule a service appointment online to learn more about the different types of thermostats and have a new one installed in your home.