Start the New Year with a New Thermostat
Most people understand how important it is to maintain their HVAC system. Homeowners schedule routine maintenance, change the filters regularly and have problems repaired promptly. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said with the thermostat. In fact, a lot of homeowners still use the thermostat that came with their house.
Here are 3 great reasons to upgrade your thermostat this New Year.
With air conditioners and furnaces accounting for most of the energy used in the home, homeowners are constantly looking for ways to save money on their energy bills. Replacing your thermostat is one of the easiest ways to do so.
According to studies, you can save about 3% on your heating bill in Broomfield, CO for every degree that you set back your thermostat. In fact, this simple trick can trim about $180 off your annual bill. As such, we recommend turning down the heat when you’re away. But when you’re busy and always on the go, it’s hard to remember to turn down the heat before leaving the house. In this case, a programmable thermostat would be a worthwhile investment.
This device ensures that the house is in energy-saving mode when you’re away and at the perfect temperature when you’re there. You can save money and reduce your energy consumption with a programmable thermostat.
Digital thermostats would be a logical upgrade if you still have those outdated manual models. They are easier to use and read as compared to the old manual dial or slide thermostat.
A basic digital model comes with push button controls and a digital display. This gives you precise control over your heating and cooling; thus, allowing you to save your hard-earned money rather than spending it on rising monthly energy bills.
You might not know it, but an analog thermostat contains a relatively large amount of mercury. While it is unlikely that any mercury will escape from your current thermostat, it is highly toxic. It would be dangerous to have such a substance in your home, especially if you have kids. If you still have an analog thermostat, now would be a great time to upgrade to a digital thermostat.
Newer digital thermostats do not contain mercury. They reduce the amount of mercury that ends up in the landfills every year. Plus, it helps cut Broomfield, CO home energy use.
Don’t settle for that old-school thermostat. Upgrade to a more advanced model to enjoy all these benefits. Call the experts at Carbon Valley Heating and Air today to schedule an appointment for a thermostat upgrade.