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Even if your old manual thermostat has been reliable for many years, there are several reasons you should consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat, especially if your current thermostat breaks down. New technology improves thermostat performance, convenience and effect on your HVAC system’s efficiency.

Thermostat Options

Old-style manual analog thermostats remain in many homes today. These simple devices contain the bare minimum components to allow you to select a desired temperature. They also typically hold mercury, a potentially dangerous substance if you come in contact with it. A digital thermostat is the next step up, and has no mercury. It has a screen display to make reading and adjusting it easier.

The next big advance was the programmable thermostat. It features digital displays and a simple user interface to allow you to program thermostat settings in advance.

Why You Should Switch to a Programmable Thermostat
  • To save money: Being able to change settings in advance allows you to reduce energy waste when nobody’s home. This way you’re not having your A/C or heat running full blast in an empty house. You can program it to return to your comfort level shortly before you expect to arrive home.
  • More accuracy: With an imprecisely calibrated analog thermostat you are essentially setting a general temperature. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the exact temperature you desire (at least in the room where the thermostat is installed).
  • Many upgrades: Programmable thermostats are compatible with other exciting pieces of HVAC technology, such as zoning systems where multiple programmable thermostats can control different zones or rooms independently.
  • For convenience: Instead of having to constantly toggle your thermostat every day, you can set up your programmable thermostat once and forget about it. For ultimate convenience, opt for a thermostat with WiFi capabilities. These units can be accessed and adjusted remotely.

If you have questions about installing a programmable thermostat in your Martin, Palm Beach or Indian River county home, please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating.

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