Before you start planning your March Madness party, consider upgrading your thermostat to ensure your guests are comfortable from tip-off to the final buzzer. If you have an older thermostat, there are several advantages to installing a new programmable thermostat to work with your heating and cooling system. Gainesville Mechanical has several options and our knowledgeable technicians will assist you in determining which one is best for your home and HVAC system.
Boost Your Energy Savings Year Round
Up to half of your monthly energy bill is dedicated to your home’s heating and cooling system. If you have an older thermostat, you are using far more energy than you need to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. New programmable thermostats reduce your energy bill by providing more accurate readings, so your unit adjusts to provide warm or cool air throughout your home. Basic programmable thermostats come with built-in temperature settings, which make operation simple and user-friendly.
More advanced models offer special features to control the use of your HVAC system during specific times of the day based on your family’s schedule. Some programmable thermostats, known as “smart thermostats,” can even learn your habits and adjust a room’s temperature only when occupied. By operating your heating and cooling system less often, you save money every month on your energy bill. A programmable thermostat can automatically adjust your temperature settings when you are asleep, at home, at work/school and on vacation. The initial investment of upgrading to a programmable thermostat is easily recouped through lower utility costs and better communication between your thermostat and your unit.
Control Your HVAC System Remotely
Some programmable thermostats offer Wi-Fi features, which allow you to control your home’s temperature anywhere. Mobile applications make monitoring and managing your unit easy via a smartphone or tablet. Wi-Fi capabilities take you one step further toward energy savings and extending the life of your HVAC system.
Reduce the Chance of Human Error
Older thermostats require you to manually adjust your temperature settings and it’s easy to forget to raise or lower the settings when you are asleep, rushing to work or leaving for vacation. A programmable, smart thermostat automatically adjusts the temperature to your preset temperatures, so you don’t have to remember. Due to the Wi-Fi capabilities of a programmable thermostat, you reduce the chance of human error. If you forget to switch the thermostat to vacation mode before leaving, you can change it via your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Managing your home’s comfort is easy with the right programmable thermostat installed.
Increase Your HVAC System’s Effectiveness
You can increase your system’s performance by installing multiple thermostats in your home. This provides increased accuracy for every room in your house, reducing uneven temperatures. Each thermostat is responsible for the airflow distributed to its own zone. Zoned thermostats operate independently of one another and communicate with the central thermostat operating your heating and cooling system. Call Gainesville Mechanical to learn more about zoned thermostats.
Manage Your Unit’s Performance and Health
A programmable thermostat offers detailed monitoring reports emailed to you on a regular basis. The reports inform you about your energy usage and suggest ways to reduce your energy consumption. You can take the information provided and determine what is best for your home comfort. The health of your system is improved by upgrading to a programmable thermostat. It alerts you when there is a problem with your HVAC unit so you can schedule a repair quickly and avoid breakdowns in the future. A programmable thermostat keeps track of your preventative maintenance schedule and effectiveness of your filter. You can be alerted via email when it’s time to replace the filter or call Gainesville Mechanical to schedule seasonal maintenance.
Prepare for your tip-off party by combining preventative maintenance and a programmable thermostat for your heating and cooling system. Contact Gainesville Mechanical and ask about our preventative maintenance plans and our different thermostat options.