When most people think of getting better performance out of their air conditioners, a simple upgrade is often overlooked: your thermostat. What do we mean? If you are using a slide or dial thermostat, or one that doesn’t offer programming, you are losing out on some excellent ways to reduce your energy use and control your temperature. The experts at DB Heating & Cooling have several choices available for upgrading your thermostat, and we can install your new thermostat and show you how to use it to maximum advantage. Call us today and see what your choices are for a new thermostat in Bergen County, NJ.
Why Upgrade? Three Words: Better Energy Efficiency
There are a couple of key ways that a new thermostat can help increase the energy efficiency of your air conditioner. First, the digital face allows you to set an exact temperature, not aim for a range. While this may not seem like a big deal, it is when you consider this: every degree on your thermostat can equal up to 3% of your annual energy costs. This means if you are trying for a temperature setting of 75, but have to aim for a range, you could actually be paying for a temperature of 78, so you will be paying for those extra 3 degrees.
A second way a new thermostat can save energy is with programmability. You have to install a programmable thermostat to be able to program, but once you do, you’ll be able to set a cooling program that cools your home only when needed, not during the times when your home may be unoccupied. You can even program the cooling to power up before you arrive home, making your environment cool and comfortable upon arrival.
If it’s time to upgrade your thermostat, call the experts you can count on: DB Heating & Cooling.