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3 Reasons We Recommend Thermostat Upgrades


If you’re looking to improve your home’s comfort, then we suggest you start with small upgrades. The smallest upgrades that you make in your home can make the biggest difference comfort-wise. One of our favorites is a thermostat upgrade in Butler County, PA. Thermostat upgrades are a minor change that you can make in your home, but they can make a huge difference because they control the entire function of your house. 

Today, we want to get into why thermostat upgrades are so important. We find that many homeowners overlook this type of upgrade and deal with a variety of efficiency issues because of it. We can help you get your home in impeccable shape. 

Why You Should Upgrade

These are several of the benefits a new thermostat can offer.

Better Control

It’s important to have the best control possible over your HVAC system. This spring, for example, you want to be able to turn on your air conditioner, set it to a specific temperature, and receive that level of cooling in your home. If you have an older thermostat, you might notice that you don’t always feel satisfied with the cooling you receive. This is because analog thermostats or even older digital thermostats are imprecise. A smart or Wi-Fi thermostat can make all the difference in your home. 

Lower Cost

Who wouldn’t want to save themselves a little money? If you want to save money on your HVAC expenses, then we suggest starting with your energy consumption. Your HVAC system is the biggest energy consumer in your home. If you improve your efficiency with something like a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat, then it’s likely that you’ll notice savings. You’ll likely notice the benefits of this quickly and the best thing about them is that they’ll last for years to come. 

A Long-Lasting HVAC Unit

Most HVAC units last around 10–15 years. Although this is how long they’re expected to last, it isn’t a given. If you want your HVAC system to last this long and perform well into its later years, then we suggest upgrading your thermostat. An older, inefficient thermostat can actually degrade your home’s HVAC system with time. Keeping important parts of your system up to date alleviates strain and helps your system perform well past a decade. 

Why a Professional Should Always Install Your Thermostat

If you hop online and search for “smart thermostat installation” or “Wi-Fi thermostat installation,” then we’re sure you know that there are countless articles and videos instructing you on how to install these units by yourself. While this is possible to do, it’s not something that we recommend. Thermostat installation is best performed by a professional because it’s the best way to ensure that your installation matches your current HVAC system. It will make sure your thermostat is effective. Our professionals are always here when you need our expertise. We’ll make your installation as easy as possible. 

Contact Kennihan Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to schedule an appointment with our professionals. We treat your home like it’s our grandma’s home. 

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