Do you still have a dial thermostat on the wall? If so, it may be time to upgrade to a new Wi-Fi thermostat. Dial thermostats are a thing of the past for aesthetic and accuracy reasons. When combined with outdated equipment in your home, you can face a snowball effect of problems.
The accuracy of a thermostat is important because you do not want to set your thermostat to 70 and have your home feel 5 degrees warmer or cooler. Older dial thermostats can be off by 5-8 degrees. This can cause discomfort for whoever resides in the home and can cause an increased utility bill. If your thermostat is telling your furnace to continue heating the home, even after it has reached the set temperature, your furnace will run longer than necessary. West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning would recommend updating outdated thermostats to avoid these problems.
The thermostats that are being produced and put in homes today are capable of being controlled through your smart phone. Geofencing is the ability to use the GPS within your smart phone. This allows you to increase and decrease the temperature of your home from anywhere. Geofencing makes it possible for your home to heat and cool itself as you get closer or further away from the home. This feature reduces the need for setting thermostats for different stages of the day. As smartphones continue to be used for more and more day to day practices, it only makes sense that you would be able to control your home temperature needs the same.
To get a quote on a new thermostat, give the experts a call today at West Allis Heating.