With summer almost upon us, many people are taking steps to make sure that their air conditioners can keep them cool for another summer. While plenty of people are conducting regular maintenance on their air conditioners, though, far fewer are taking a look at their thermostats. The thermostat is a vital piece of equipment, not only for the air conditioner but for all climate control systems. If you haven’t upgraded yours in a while, now might be a good time. Read on to find out how a new thermostat can benefit you this summer.
Thermostats are becoming more and more advanced with each passing year. Old models used to have dead zones of up to several degrees, where the sensor would not be able to detect enough of a change to activate the air conditioner. This meant a lot of unnecessary manual readjustment. As subsequent thermostat generations have gotten more advanced, their sensors have gotten more and more sensitive. This makes them much better at monitoring and adjusting your climate.
Thermostats benefit directly from advances in computer technology. Older thermostats had limited settings, and typically still required some form of manual input on a regular basis in order to avoid wasting energy cooling the house when not needed. Modern thermostats, however, are much more autonomous. Some are even adaptive, able to learn your cooling habits over the course of a few weeks. Then, they can control the climate in your home without you ever having to touch them. This makes your air conditioner much more energy efficient.
If you’d like to know more about how a new thermostat can help your air conditioning system, call Saddleback Plumbing. We install and service thermostats throughout Orange County, CA.