Out with the old and in with the new, the new thermostat that is. Springtime is the time of year when we get rid of old or outdated furniture, clothes, and other household items, so why not take this opportunity to get rid of that old dial thermostat as well? Many homes across the Chicagoland area are still relying on this medieval technology to control the temperature in their homes, but there is a much better option out there! Digital thermostats have been around for a while, but have kept many people away because of the perceived difficulty of their operation. However, when you have your new digital thermostat install by Four Seasons, you can put all your fears aside and maybe even save some money on your energy bills.
Dial Thermostats: The Good and the Bad
Now for starters, we must note that dial thermostats are not all bad, and that we do still install them today for those that love their design. For those that don’t want all of the bells and whistles that come with digital thermostats, the old dial version may be what is best for your home. They are incredibly simple to use, and setting the temperature that you desire is really just the turn of a dial. However, we do have one major complaint about these types of thermostats.
Dial thermostats especially older versions use metallic strips to sense the temperature in the home. These strips take long periods of time to accurately respond to changes in temperature in the home, and this can lead to periods of time where the temperature in the home is 4 to 5 degrees warmer or cooler than set. This difference in temperature can lead to discomfort and energy waste in between cycles of the furnace or air conditioner.
Benefits of a Digital Thermostat
Digital thermostats solve the problems caused by dial thermostats, and offer other benefits that can save you money on your energy bills every month. When installed properly by a professional at Four Seasons, you can achieve accurate temperature control. The biggest benefit that comes from switching to a digital thermostat is the ability to program different temperature settings for different times of the day.
By turning back the thermostat during times when the family is asleep or away from the home, you save energy. Here at Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning, we offer a variety of programmable thermostats to fit nearly any lifestyle or busy schedule. So, you will be able to set a program that keeps your home at the right temperature for you. No matter which type you think will work best for your home, Four Seasons can help you get your thermostat installed properly, so that you can be ready for the upcoming spring and summer seasons.