New thermostat models are far more intuitive than older models. When old, dial and coil thermostats relied on a simple coil to measure temperature and trigger a heating or cooling cycle, modern thermostats can be set to control the temperature and fan, cycling times, and much more. Take the Nest thermostat for instance. Google’s Nest thermostat adapts to you, as you adjust the temperature of your home, day in and day out. But the benefits don’t stop at ease of use. You’ll enjoy a litany of benefits when you opt to update your thermostat — here’s a bullet list:
Ease of Use
Unlike old thermostats, you won’t have just on, off, and fan controls. You can customize your controls on various thermostats to better sense how best to keep your home comfortable. Modern thermostats can be pre-programmed to adjust as the days go by. Better yet, learning thermostats (like Nest) actually learn your habits and program themselves to operate more efficiently.
Old thermostats simply look outdated. If you have a dial thermostat, it might match that 50s diner bench that you have in your dining room. But if you’re renovating, then your thermostat may stand out as an eyesore. If you have a yellowing, old thermostat from last century, it might be time to upgrade. Modern thermostats are often stainless steel, they may feature a touch screen, and they’re available in a variety of colors, so you can pick a model that fits your home.
Lower Energy Bills
The Nest thermostat boasts that it can save you energy and lower your energy bills. Their site notes, “Because the Nest Thermostat learns how and when to keep you comfortable, it knows how and when to save energy. To prove it, we looked at the energy bills of real people in 41 states before and after they got Nest Thermostats. Then we watched the data roll in from two independent studies – from real homes with real families and real thermostats. The results were clear: on average the Nest Thermostat saved 10% to 12% on heating and 15% on cooling. Based on typical energy costs, we’ve estimated average savings of $131 to $145 a year. That means the Nest Thermostat paid for itself in under two years.”
Smart thermostats can be controlled from anywhere, via your smartphone or another smart device. That means that you can turn off your air conditioner if you forgot to do so when you went to work. Or, you can turn on the furnace when you’re heading back home from vacation and you want the ol’ abode to be cozy when you get back. You’ll love the added convenience of remote control.
Updating Your HVAC System
Whether you’re updating your thermostat or your whole HVAC system, you can count on JDL HVAC to make your home comfortable, year-round. Feel free to reach out to us to schedule service, including a thermostat replacement or new thermostat installation. We proudly provide service throughout Odenton, Laurel, Severna Park and the surrounding area. Discover the difference that a new thermostat can make for the comfort and efficiency of your home!