FAQ: Why Should I Replace My Thermostat?

An essential, yet often overlooked aspect of your home’s heating and cooling functionality is your thermostat. Your thermostat is the common control that connects you with your heating and cooling system. It helps you maintain a desired temperature and controlled amount of energy usage. However, many homeowners in the Kansas City area fail to recognize the importance of replacing this device.

If your thermostat is basic and rather old, it may need to be replaced to improve the operation of your home’s heating and cooling system. Some of the top reasons you need to consider replacing your thermostat include:

Increased Efficiency
When you have a new thermostat installed, you will improve your equipment’s operation and thus make it more efficient by reducing the equipment’s energy usage. Often, as your old thermostat ages, it becomes less accurate and unable to perform basic duties at peak condition. This causes your heating and cooling system to have to work harder, increasing the amount of energy used and the associated bill for the system.

Upgraded Equipment
Any time you replace or upgrade your heating and cooling system, it’s likely the thermostat will be replaced as well. Most new systems require and thermostat control that will “communicate” for precise operation and function of the system. As the technology that heats and cools your house improves, you should make sure that your thermostat is of the same quality level so that the units can accurately interact with the device.

Improved User Interaction
If your thermostat is over 10 years old, it is time to trade in for a more user-friendly version. Thanks to technological advances, thermostats are now more accurate and easy to use than ever before. In fact, many thermostats are now wifi enabled, allowing you to control your home’s temperature with just a few touches on your phone or other smart device. This not only helps save you the effort of manually changing your device at its installation point on your wall, but it also allows you the freedom to customize your temperature settings like never before.

As summer fades to fall and you switch on your furnace for the season, consider replacing your thermostat with a new version from Overland Park Heating and Cooling. With a new device, you will be able to have more accurate control over your home’s air, as well as increased efficiency for years to come.

To learn more about the importance of replacing your thermostat, visit Overland Park Heating and Cooling today.