We rarely give much thought to our HVAC thermostats. They usually are reliable and last for years. However, like any mechanical device, they can become dated and eventually under perform. A malfunctioning thermostat often is detected when we notice uncomfortable swings in room temperature. When this happens, the device is not properly sensing the room temperature or it is not reading the cycling information correctly.
If you have one of the older models that is the glass tube filled with mercury, the reliability is suspect since this device only roughly gauges the room temperature. These models should be upgraded as soon as possible. A new programmable model can result in a 25%-75% savings in heating costs and up to a 25% savings in cooling costs.
When the improvements in technology, even the programmable thermostats that are several years old may not be providing the efficiency your system needs.
Replacing your thermostat with one of newer technology can provide your home with more comfortable temperatures and, with better efficiency, save you money.
While some people replace the thermostat themselves, it is important to know that a professionally installed device is the most cost effective and safe route to take. Many do-it-yourselfers make the mistake of installing the wrong model for their home, thus cancelling out any increased efficiency and cost savings. For example, homes with heat pumps or radiant heating systems may not benefit from having a programmable device. Also, units with two-stage systems offer multiple stages of heating. These systems require a specialty thermostat.
Cogburn’s Heating and Air recommends having one of our highly trained professionals check your thermostat to see if it is working properly. If it is not, we can advise you on the best optional thermostat for your home. You can be sure our replacement services, if needed, will improve the comfort of your home and save on utility bills. If we need to replace an older, mercury filled model, we will even safely dispose of it for you.
Cogburn’s has been serving the greater Denton area since 1999. We are “A Rated” by the BBB. And, we never charge extra for any of our service calls, no matter what time you contact us. Call us today at 1-866-523-8762.