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How Upgrading Your Thermostat Boosts Your Heating Efficiency

studio shot of modern thermostatHave you noticed that your heating bills are a little high this winter? The answer might not be a complete system overhaul or repairs. Instead, shift your focus to something on a smaller scale—take a look at your thermostat. You replace your heating system every 10–15 years and get routine maintenance and repairs, but do you extend this care to your thermostat? The thermostat needs an upgrade too, and the best upgrade possible for your home is a smart thermostat.

If you need a smart thermostat in Alamo Heights, TX, contact our team. We can find the right make and model for your home’s needs. If you want to know just how a smart thermostat can benefit your home, keep reading below.

The Basics: What’s a Smart Thermostat?

Don’t conflate a smart thermostat with a Wi-Fi thermostat. A Smart thermostat has Wi-Fi capabilities, but it also has so much more than that. What makes a smart thermostat “smart” is its ability to learn how you like to heat or cool your home over time. When you install a smart thermostat in your home, it spends the first few weeks monitoring your HVAC habits. The thermostat documents when you commonly turn on and off your system and your preferred temperatures. Over time, your smart thermostat can help you in a myriad of ways like turning on in the morning while you’re getting ready for the day, turning off right after you leave, and then turning on again before you arrive home.

Had a change in your daily rhythm? Simply use your Wi-Fi capabilities from your phone or computer to reprogram your thermostat remotely. With a smart thermostat, your home will always stay at the best temperature.

How It Works for You

You can think of your thermostat as the brain of the system: it sets the whole system in motion. When your thermostat is old or faulty your home’s HVAC system won’t be able to provide you with the best comfort possible. This might even be a problem you don’t immediately notice. It’s common for a thermostat to become out-of-tune over time. You don’t want your heating or cooling system to turn on or off at the incorrect time—you want these calculations precise. Putting a new thermostat in your home ensures the thermostat is as efficient as possible. Choosing a smart thermostat means this piece of technology will go the extra mile for you. If you want an efficient HVAC system, you need a great thermostat.

Your Options

There are so many options on the market for smart thermostats. While this variety is great, it gets overwhelming when you’re trying to find the right system for your space. If you need help with this process, we have a full team that’s attentive, conscientious, and prepared with all the right knowledge to make sure your thermostat works well with your heating or cooling system.

An upgrade to your thermostat may be what you need to lower your heating bill and boost your home comfort this winter. If you’d like to explore your options, contact Riteway Service Company today to schedule an appointment.

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