At Gator Air & Energy, we do all that we can to help our customers in Gainesville save money and energy. A thermostat is an essential piece of your air conditioning system, and yet it is often overlooked. If you haven’t changed your thermostat in a few years, you may be losing money and energy by using an outdated thermostat. Thermostats made even 5 years ago aren’t as efficient at keeping your system running as the modern thermostats of today.
If you have a new air, energy-efficient air conditioner and yet are still experiencing high energy bills, your thermostat may be the culprit. We’ve outlined the top five reasons why you should consider investing in a new smart thermostat for your air conditioning system.
1. Smart Thermostats are More Accurate than Digital & Mercury Thermostats
The thermostats of yesteryear typically used mercury to measure temperature. Not only are these thermostats a potential hazard if they break, but the measuring temperature with mercury is not efficient. Mercury thermostats need a needle to control temperature, which isn’t very accurate. They also only have limited heating and cooling settings.
Digital thermostats, which are slightly more effective at controlling temperature than a needle thermostat, still lack the efficiency of a smart thermostat. While these thermostats do allow for more advanced settings such as setting a schedule and auto shut off features, they still aren’t as flexible or intuitive as smart thermostats. A smart thermostat can learn behaviors and make automatic adjustments to your preferences, saving you time and energy.
2. Smart Thermostats Save Energy
It’s common knowledge that you’ll save money with a new energy-efficient air conditioning unit. But a new air conditioner paired with a smart thermostat can save you even more. The Trane ComfortLink™ II XL1050 Thermostat, a popular smart thermostat option, offers several energy-saving features such as:
- 7-day programming
- 24-hour programming
- Outdoor temperature display
- Wi-Fi capabilities
- Color and touch display
- Filter clean and replacement notifications
- And more!
If you’re ready to upgrade your thermostat, give us a call!
3. Smart Thermostats Solve Common Thermostat Problems
Another problem with old-school thermostats is that they can experience a variety of complications. Poor thermostat placement, dirt and grime buildup, and bad electrical connections all reduce your thermostat’s performance and efficiency. However, new smart thermostats are more accurate and last longer without needing as much maintenance. The result is consistently better temperatures and less worry about energy regulation.
4. Smart Thermostats Offer Zone Control
The zone control feature on the newest smart thermostats gives homeowners the ability to control exactly where they want their air (and money) to go. This means that you can set “zones” in your home and set specific temperatures for those zones. This saves a lot of energy over time, as you’re not wasting money heating and cooling the rooms you don’t use. Best of all, it’s automatic!
5. Smart Thermostats Improve Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is a serious concern in Gainesville and North Central Florida. We have to deal with hot and humid temperatures nearly year round, which means we stay indoors to avoid the heat. The beauty of a smart thermostat is that it helps to ensure the air in your home is kept clean. A smart thermostat can notify you when your air filter needs to be changed, as well as keep you informed about your unit needing maintenance. It keeps an eye on your air so you don’t have to!
Professional Smart Thermostat Installation
If the many benefits of upgrading to a smart thermostat have peaked your interest, we can help you find the perfect smart thermostat for your home. Give Gator Air & Energy a call for professional installation of your new smart thermostat to make sure your gadget is set up properly. Our experts will have you up and running so that you can enjoy perfect home comfort year-round. If you’re in Gainesville, FL or North Central Florida, call us today at (352) 275-4827 for more information or to schedule an appointment, or visit our Contact Page.