Thermostats are a staple of our households, and in most cases they can last for decades. We’ve become so used to seeing them that we hardly think of them except when we’re adjusting the temperature. Thermostats usually have few moving parts and with the exception of replacing the battery in certain models from time to time, they don’t require a lot of maintenance. It’s not unusual for thermostats to last for 20 years or more, and while you should always replace old mercury-based thermostats immediately (mercury is toxic), there’s no reason not to get as much mileage as you can out of your existing unit.
Check that. There’s one reason. Thermostat technology advances just like any other technology, and if you’ve had yours for a long time, you might have missed out on some great advances. The advent of the Internet age has brought a number of benefits to thermostat technology, which you can take advantage of with a quick replacement service. Possible features can include:
- Remote control, and not just from across the room (though such options are available). Using an app on your phone, you can control your HVAC system from anywhere in the world with just the touch of a button.
- Smart features, such as analyzing your heating and cooling habits, then making small adjustments to save you money. That also allows the thermostat to ease some of the strain from your HVAC system, helping it last longer and lowering the risk of breakdowns.
- WiFi access, allowing the thermostat to make adjustments based on immediately changing weather conditions such as falling temperatures and increasing humidity.
If you’ve had your thermostat for ten years or more, it could probably stand to be updated even if it’s working just fine. For quality thermostat replacement services here in Hammond, LA, call the pros at A-Professional Heating and Air today!