One of the most overlooked components of any HVAC system is the thermostat. This wall-mounted device is responsible for maintaining your desired temperature, and can greatly impact your HVAC system’s operating efficiency.
If your thermostat is outdated, you should strongly consider replacing it. Here are three reasons why it might be in your best interest…
Reason #1: Old thermostats are inaccurate.
As thermostats get older and older, their readings tend to become less accurate. When a thermostat doesn’t have an accurate reading of a room’s temperature, it can impact your comfort and potentially make your HVAC system work harder than it needs to; resulting in higher energy bills.
Reason #2: Your thermostat is poorly placed.
Location, location, location. This popular real estate term is also relevant to your thermostat. Ideally, your thermostat should be placed away from anything which affects its temperature reading: including air vents, windows, stoves, and clothes dryers. These can all make your HVAC system unnecessarily cycle on and off and increase wear-and-tear on the unit.
Reason #3: Upgrade to a smart thermostat.
There is no bad time to upgrade to a smart thermostat. These units give you the option to preset your desired temperature for different times of the day and days of the week. This allows you to program your HVAC system to use less energy when the house is empty, saving you energy all year long.
Ready to upgrade the thermostat in your Virginia home? If you live in Fairfax County or the surrounding area, call the home heating and cooling experts at Air Treatment Company at (703) 270-0881.