Manual Vs. Programmable Thermostat – Which Option Is Better?

Do you still have an old “manual” thermostat in your home or office? Even though these thermostats are dependable and have been in use for years, there are a variety of reasons why you should consider getting rid of it and invest in a programmable thermostat.

Reasons to Get Rid of a Manual Thermostat

Not Energy Efficient – Most manual thermostats that are still in use today are not energy efficient because when the thermostat is set to the on position, your HVAC fan is going to continue running unless you physically turn the unit off.

Less Comfort  – “Old school” manual thermostats are also not the best at bringing the most comfort to a home or office because when you leave the thermostat in the on position, constant airflow will evaporate condensation and the result will be indoor air which can be classified as being too dry.

More Wear And Tear – Last of all, another reason to replace a manual thermostat with a programmable thermostat is wear and tear because when a manual thermostat is left in the on position, this will result in the HVAC unit running more frequently and it also means that the HVAC parts will also wear out faster as well.

Reasons to Invest in A Programmable Thermostat

Energy Efficiency – Programmable thermostats are energy efficient and in many cases, some models will also remember previous settings so that they will keep the home warm during the winter and cool during the summer months.

Internet Friendly – Most modern smart thermostats are also internet friendly and have the ability for their owners to access them via their smartphones anywhere the user has an internet connection. This is an obvious advantage because the user will have the ability to adjust their air conditioning make sure that their home or office is always set at a comfortable temperature during the year.

Less Wear and Tear – Another huge advantage of a smart thermostat is less wear and tear because they keep HVAC units from having to cycle on or off to keep the location where they are placed cool during the summer or warm during the winter.

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