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Why You Should Upgrade Your Thermostat More Often

The thermostat is the brain of any climate control system. Without it, your heater and air conditioner wouldn’t be much good to you. Despite the thermostat’s importance to climate control, though, many homeowners neglect to upgrade them as often as they should. This creates a wide range of issues, both in terms of comfort and energy efficiency. Read on to find out more about why you should upgrade your thermostat more often.

Wear and Tear

Thermostats experience wear and tear just as much as any other system, though the symptoms manifest in different ways. The main issue with older thermostats is that their sensors are not as sensitive as they once were. This widens the dead zone, that temperature range where the thermostat should activate a climate control system, but doesn’t. This lowers the energy efficiency of your climate control systems, and makes your home less comfortable in the process. Replacing the thermostat is the best way to deal with this issue.


Aside from the problems generates by an older thermostat, there are also quite a few advantages created by installing a new thermostat. Smart thermostats learn from your climate control habits, eventually adjusting themselves without needing any input from you. Wireless thermostats use satellite units to extend the range of the thermostat beyond one room. These units can be carried from room to room, to ensure that you can always set the ideal temperature for yourself. If you’re still using a more barebones thermostat, consider upgrading this winter. You should upgrade your thermostat at least as often as your climate control systems.

Douglas Cooling & Heating offers a full range of thermostat installation services throughout Jefferson County, AL. If you need thermostat services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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