Is it Time to Update Your Furnace Thermostat?
How old is your current furnace thermostat? If you have an old mechanical-style thermostat, it goes without saying you need a replacement.
But did you know even early generation programmable thermostats use notably out-of-date technology? Just because you own a programmable thermostat doesn’t mean your family is getting the home comfort performance it deserves.
The new SMART thermostats we carry are far more advanced than anything every before. This means better communication between your thermostat and furnace or air conditioner, saving you money and creating a more comfortable indoor climate for the whole family.
We now offer SMART thermostats from the two leading designers/manufacturers in the industry:
Smart WiFi Thermostats
A WiFi SMART thermostat from ecobee or Carrier is controlled from your wireless device or an advanced, digital, wall-mounted unit. You can control your home heating and cooling from anywhere in the world with connectivity.
Create a heating and cooling schedule as complex or simple as you want. Set the furnace to heat the house to a comfortable temperature at 5 a.m., just before you get up. and to run at the lowest heat setting (to keep the house comfortable for your dog) until the sun starts to warm the house at 11 a.m. Set the furnace to turn off once the sun’s warmth is enough, with a brief warming period around 7 p.m and 11 p.m to get the family through the night.
Smart WiFi thermostats can help to manage your heating and cooling needs:
- Set a 7-day schedule with as many heating and cooling increments as you need.
- Reduce your energy costs by turning down your heating or cooling while you’re not home or while your family is sleeping.
- Make changes to your heating and cooling on the fly from anywhere, anytime. Even if you just don’t want to get out of your comfortable spot on the couch, as long as your smart phone is nearby, you’re in control.
- Manage your heating and cooling systems with intuitive touch controls, the same way your other everyday devices work.
- Enjoy detailed, real-time analytics to see exactly how much energy you use where you can get more energy (and money) savings.
Your cooling and heating systems are the most expensive component in your home and those monthly bills can be painful if these units aren’t running efficiently. A good and updated thermostat can help you control the temperature of your home and get the most efficiency out of those units.
Have an Old Mercury Thermostat?
If you are like many owners of older homes, you might.
Don’t throw it away because that mercury could be damaging to the earth, the waterways and wildlife. Bring it to our office and we can dispose of it through the Clean Air Foundation’s “Switch the Stat” program.
Why Upgrade Furnace Thermostats?
Your thermostat is the control centre for all heating and cooling in your home. When you stick with your old thermostat, you’re relying on out-of-date industry practices to maintain comfort and efficiency in your house.
One of the best things you can do for your energy bills is reevaluate your thermostat every 6-8 years. The technology is constantly changing, and a new thermostat will often pay for itself in savings over the first few years of ownership.
Make Temperature Control a Breeze
When you allow our professionals to install your thermostat, you ensure that it not only works perfectly, but you can also take advantage of our expertise and get advice and training on how to program it so you get the most efficiency from your furnace.
Call us today to discuss your needs and get some expert furnace thermostat advice!