Have a HVAC Contractor Change Your Thermostat to Digital
February 17, 2014
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If you’ve lived in the same house for decades, chances are the place has been set up with a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that has gradually become less efficient as time went on. You’d have clues about the house’s age if the system has an analog thermostat, with either a slider or rotary knob.
Even when the furnace assembly itself has been replaced, the contractor always interlinks the system with the existing thermostat. However, what if the newest furnace on the block requires connectivity with a digital thermostat? That’s when you need to take the next step to digital.
Digital thermostats are available in a variety of options, and your preferred contractor will educate you on each of their specific advantages. The programmable thermostat is a noted choice among homeowners because they can be preset to different times of the day, while manual users can be comfortable with a simple display with no preset options
A digital thermostat is often touted as part of so-called “smart homes.” Some manufacturers offer thermostats that can be networked into electronic gadgets such as a smartphone or laptop computer. “Learning” thermostats provide flexibility by operating based on specific preferences and can guide you on energy-efficient settings. Going for a digital thermostat will give you the additional flexibility you need for the HVAC system.