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Beneficial Thermostat Upgrades You May not Know About

How often do you upgrade your heating or air conditioning systems? Once every 10 to 15 years? That’s about right, assuming nothing catastrophic befalls the system. Now, how often do you replace your thermostat? If you haven’t replaced your thermostat in quite a while, you are probably lessening the energy efficiency of your climate control systems without even knowing it. Thermostats tend not to be replaced because of wear and tear (although it does happen) but because new advances in thermostat technology have much more to offer. Read on to find out more about some of the advantages that a new thermostat can offer you.

Wireless Thermostats

One of the biggest issues with the traditional thermostat is its limited range. In most homes, the thermostat can only measure the one room in which it is installed. This creates hot and cold spots in different rooms of the house, since the temperature almost never remains constant between each room. The solution to this is to install a wireless thermostat.

Wireless thermostats use a central thermostat, which is actually wired into the climate control systems, and satellite thermostats, which communicate wirelessly with the central thermostat. These satellite units can be carried from room to room, so that you can have a much greater range of control over your indoor climate.

Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats learn from your climate control habits over the first few weeks that you use them. So, if you install a smart thermostat and adjust it as you normally would, eventually it will begin to learn your heating and cooling preferences well enough that it will adjust itself. This will make your climate control a bit more energy efficient, and your home more comfortable.

Sunset Air offers thermostat upgrade services throughout Olympia, WA. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.  

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