Should I Replace or Repair My Defective Thermostat?
Is it always true that installing a brand-new thermostat will save you money on utilities in the long-term? These days, it seems like there are sales pitches out there that want you to replace your thermostat instead of repairing or upgrading it yourself. Before you decide to replace it, consider how making a few changes can get you modern benefits without spending the money on a total thermostat replacement.
Do you have the tools for the job?
Before you get started, one of the things you will need to keep in mind is that repairing or upgrading a thermostat will require specific tools. For instance, you may need a drill, wire strippers, masking tape, new paint, a screwdriver and a level. If you do not have these items or mastery of their use, consider consulting with a professional HVAC repair contractor. One other thing to keep in mind is that you may need to understand thermostat upgrade plans online and you might need to shut off electricity to that portion of your home.
Why replace the thermostat?
In some cases, complete replacement of the thermostat might be the best solution. This is especially true if you want to lower your energy bills up to 15 percent and have a manual thermostat that must be replaced by a programmable one. However, the main reason a thermostat gets replaced these days is because homeowners want a touchscreen on their unit or want to be able to control the settings and zonings with their cellphones remotely.
Benefits of upgrading your thermostat
Modern thermostats have become a helpful tool in controlling a home’s environment. Features that are available include seven-day scheduling, smart response, vacation features, malfunction alerts and air filter change reminders. They will also have humidity sensors, outdoor temperature displays and other high-tech features. Again, the main upgrade many homeowners want today is the smartphone programming.
Unsure about what to do for your thermostat?
Are you still feeling uncertain about whether to repair, upgrade or replace your thermostat? Shorty’s Plumbing & Heating Inc., is happy to help you with any questions you have related to repairing, upgrading, replacing or installing a thermostat in your home. A model preferred by customers can be demonstrated or services can be provided to help with installation of a system you have purchased on your own. To begin, give Shorty’s a call and ask to speak to one of their friendly staff people.