Lake Orion Thermostat Installation

The efficiency of your heating and cooling system is affected by the thermostat controlling it. Andy’s Statewide professionals can improve efficiencies with programmable thermostats that provide great returns on a small investment.

The thermostat is really a remarkable device. When you think about it, one might consider it your home's first remote control. From the ease and comfort of your hallway, bedroom or den, you can stoke the fires of your furnace with the turn of a dial or push of a button. And then it works all by itself to keep your system in line and deliver the exact room temperature you desire.

There are two basic types of thermostats: electromechanical and digital. And each has its own unique advantages.

Electromechanical thermostats are the old-time numbers with little metal coils and a mercury tube inside. As the temperature in a room shifts, the coils either contract or expand, pushing the mercury to one end of its tube or the other which signals the HVAC to either turn on or off. While they aren’t as accurate as digital models, they are economical and simple to use. This type of thermostat is being phased out because of its use of mercury and the effects it has on the environment.

Digital thermostats reflect more current technology. Instead of metal coils, they have electric temperature sensors and microprocessors. Most models today are actually programmable thermostats, which means you can set times for your system to run or shut down based on whenever you need it. It’s kind of like DVR for temperature. Just set it and forget it! This thermostat is much more accurate at keeping your home comfortable. Andy’s Statewide even offers the new, award-winning Nest Learning Thermostat. With Nest, it programs itself based on how you use it, and you can adjust it from anywhere using your smartphone!

To learn more about the pros and cons or thermostats, or to upgrade the thermostat in your home, contact an Andy’s Statewide today.

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