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Why a New Thermostat Is a Big Deal

Thermostats aren’t really like your HVAC system. HVAC equipment is big, bulky, and does a lot of work to heat or cool your entire home. This is why it’s so important and often so expensive to repair or replace this kind of technology. So, anywhere you can find a bargain is going to help you afford your next heating or cooling repair or installation.

That’s why we’d like to talk about thermostats today, since they’re the unsung heroes of heating and cooling. They make our lives more convenient, they’re modern and sleek to fit in with our modern home aesthetics, and they also help to keep us energy efficient. New thermostat upgrades can go a long way in making your home a sanctuary of efficiency and comfort, as long as you invest in them.

Let’s talk about why you might benefit from a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat installation in Cedar Rapids, IA, and how it could make noticeable improvements to your lifestyle.

The Wi-Fi Convenience

Let’s talk about perhaps the coolest part of upgrading your home to a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat, which is the convenience. A Wi-Fi thermostat connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network so that you can control it with your smartphone from anywhere.

At work? Waiting in traffic? On vacation in the Bahamas? You can change the temperature and relative humidity of your home with a tap of your thumb when it’s most convenient for you. Not only is this fun for your whole family, but it’s also going to substantially cut down on your heating or cooling bills. If you forgot to lower the heating or raise the temperature for your air conditioner, you can quickly fix it without being home.

Smart Programming

Smart thermostats have the unique ability to learn your comfort preferences and make changes that are efficient. It can lower the temperature automatically during the night in the wintertime when you don’t really notice it–or raise it when you’re not home in the summer. These small changes will net you big savings at the end of the year.

Safety and Better Control

Do you have an old digital thermostat that has some buttons stuck? Or perhaps you’ve got an old analog thermostat that manually changes the temperature based on dials?

Uh oh… Don’t tell us you’ve got a thermostat that still uses mercury in your house. If any of these situations sound familiar, then you’re going to have better safety and control of the comfort in your home if you upgrade to a new thermostat.

Rebates, Tax Credits, and More

You might not have to pay for this kind of improvement alone. There are various state-wide and federal programs that can subsidize the cost of a new thermostat installation. From rebates to tax credits, and even local savings programs, you might be able to get a killer deal on a new thermostat as long as you front the initial cost.

Thermostats can curb energy usage, which is a big bonus for municipalities around us. They’re more than willing to help customers make the jump to smart heating and cooling technology if it means less stress on the power or gas grid.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Rapids area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online. 

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