It doesn’t matter if you have the most up-to-date and powerful furnace on the market or the biggest and baddest air conditioning unit in the state if you have a thermostat that is old and outdated.

No matter how powerful and sophisticated your HVAC equipment is, it is only as useful as the thermostat that controls it. And while your thermostat might be working just fine, there are plenty of other reasons you should consider having it replaced. Total Care Heating and Air, your air conditioning repair service in Ontario, offers you these reasons to consider buying a new thermostat.

Yours Isn’t Digital

The older, manual thermostat you currently have just isn’t as accurate as the new, digital ones. In many cases, you could set the thermostat to, say, 76 degrees but it could really be at 78 degrees or 74 degrees because they are so inaccurate.

Yours isn’t Programmable

A programmable thermostat is a great way to better control your heating and cooling costs without having to manually make adjustments all if the time. You can program your thermostat to turn the heat lower when you head to work and have it turned back up when you are just about to arrive at home.

Yours Doesn’t Work

If you are having a hard time keeping your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, the problem might be with your thermostat and not your furnace or air conditioner.

You are Upgrading your Furnace or Air Conditioning System

If you are getting a new state-of-the-art furnace or air conditioning system, perhaps it is time to evaluate your thermostat.

Yours Doesn’t Have any of These Cool Features

Wi-Fi Access– This allows you to control your thermostat from your smartphone, tablet. Laptop and other electronic devices. This means you can turn the heat down from your car on your way to work. It also can be used with the Amazon Echo and you merely tell “Alexa” to turn up or turn down the heat.

Maintenance Alerts– This feature reminds you when to change your furnace filter and gives you other alerts that ensure the longevity of your system.

Modern Controls and Display– With a large, backlit display and touchscreen controls, seeing and adjusting your thermostat is as easy as ever.

Memory Saver– A memory saver keeps all of your settings safe in the event of a power outage so you don’t have to go back in and reprogram everything.

Flexibility in Programming– Some thermostats let you program a different heating and cooling schedule for the various days of the week. You can have a weekday schedule and a weekend schedule if that works best for you. You can also buy thermostats with vacation features.

Now, there are many types of thermostats on the market. The type you choose depends on a few factors including price, programmability and other features. You also need to look into things like wiring and compatibility. But we will cover all of this another time.

If you are ready to schedule your annual HVAC checkup, give Total Care Heating and Air a call.