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Is It Time for a New Thermostat?

Posted by Empire Blog at 12:16 pm on April 14, 2015

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The thermostat is the one device in your home that probably rarely gets a second thought. You turn the dial up in the winter and down in the summer, but did you know the modern versions of these age-old heating and AC system components help homeowners save hundreds of dollars per year on their utility bills?

Smart thermostats, as they are commonly referred, are outfitted with some impressive technology, which your trusted professionals at Empire Heating and Air would like to explain for you here.

Benefits of a New Thermostat

Conventional thermostats simply allow you to manually or automatically set the desired temperature in your house. Programmable models feature a number of preset configurations for corresponding heating and cooling schedules, but this is usually where they stop.

Their smart counterparts go one step further to learn user behaviors in addition to providing remote system access and many other handy benefits. Some of these include the ability to see real-time energy consumption, which is extremely helpful for tracking usage and detecting possible energy leaks, along with ambient condition control.

Technology and Your HVAC System

The rise of smartphone technology has made it easier than ever to change these settings via user-friendly, mobile-based applications. Certain features like accurate heating and cooling cost analysis and optimization literally pay themselves off after their initial use.

Most modern thermostats will tell you where you are going wrong with operating your Atlanta HVAC system and show you precisely how to optimize it for maximum cost savings and performance efficiency.

Types of Smart Thermostats

They are currently available in two main types: the automatic behavior learning variety and those that provide remote management capabilities. Empire Heating and Air highly recommends finding a hybrid version as these offer the best of both worlds.

These thermostats are more expensive than regular models, but what you get in return is well worth the investment. When you’re ready to make the switch to a more modern thermostat,  contact the heating and air specialists at Empire HVAC to begin the process.

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