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The Difference a New Thermostat Can Make for Home Cooling

setting-thermostatAre you looking for ways to improve your home’s air conditioning in Plattsburgh, NY, but you also don’t think it’s time to have your current AC system replaced? If the reason you want better cooling is that the AC isn’t doing the job you expect from it, then the best next step is to arrange for us to check out the system and repair it—and the sooner, the better for your cooling and your bills.

But if the AC is working the way it always has, but you want greater convenience and lower bills, then we recommend calling us to look into options to upgrade the thermostat. This can not only benefit your cooling, but it will also improve your home heating as well.

Benefits of Upgrading the Thermostat

Is your current thermostat a manual model with sliders or dials? If so, even making the upgrade to a basic digital model without programming can make a difference for comfort. Manual thermostats lack the precision of digital models and will often be off by one or two degrees. You’ll have closer to the exact comfort you want with digital.

When you make the change to an advanced digital thermostat, with Wi-Fi and “smart” features, the benefits are even greater. Along with precision, you’ll also enjoy:

  • Convenience: Even the most basic programming in a thermostat makes it more convenient. If your family has set patterns, you can create programs that reflect that. You won’t have to worry about making adjustments because the thermostat is already set to change the temperature and turn the AC on and off when you most need it.
  • Energy savings: Programmable and smart thermostats make it easier for you to cut down on energy costs with your air conditioning system without having to sacrifice comfort. You don’t have to leave the AC running during the day while you’re gone so you can come home to a cool house—the programming can set the air conditioner to turn on 30 minutes before you return. Smart technology goes further: the thermostat has computer programming that allows it to “learn” from your previous settings to create its own program. This maximizes energy savings in a way you wouldn’t have been able to do on your own.
  • Access: Wi-Fi thermostats work through wireless connectivity. You can control the thermostat from anywhere you have internet or phone access through a smart phone, computer, or tablet.

Why You Want Professionals to Install a New Thermostat

You may think that you can go shop for a new thermostat on your own. It’s not difficult to find options for high-tech thermostats you can purchase online. We don’t recommend this, however. Thermostats aren’t simply interchangeable, where any model can be replaced with any other where you just pop it into the spot where the old one was. New thermostats have complex computer algorithms that won’t match older HVAC equipment and this mismatch can lead to damage to the HVAC system.

Professionals can help you find a new thermostat that will work with your current system. They’ll then ensure it’s hooked up so it will provide all the promised benefits. Rely on our experienced technicians to locate the best in advanced thermostat technology that will make a difference for your home comfort.

Red Rock Mechanical, LLC serves Northwest Vermont & Northeast New York. Schedule AC and other HVAC services with us today.

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