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Why Your Thermostat Really Matters

We talk to a wide cross-section of homeowners here at our company. We meet people who live in homes big to small across Tucson, AZ, but one thing that rings true when it comes to speaking with homeowners is that we find people often don’t understand the importance of a thermostat at home.

We want to start by saying that your thermostat is more than the switch that turns on your air conditioning or heating system. It’s the control center of your comfort. If we were going to draw a comparison to another system, we’d probably compare your HVAC system to the human body. Everything works together in an intricate system, but your thermostat is the brain sending the “go” signal to all the interconnecting parts. Come to us when you want thermostat work in Tucson, AZ. We understand the importance.

The Importance of Your Thermostat

As we mentioned above, your thermostat is the command center of your HVAC system. If you don’t have a precise thermostat that can give you a great home reading, you’re going to struggle getting your home comfortable. Seriously, imagine trying to get comfortable in a home where the thermostat reading is always a few degrees off, always inaccurate, or routinely inaccurate.

The thermostat you choose for your home really does matter. We know that it’s easy to get into a place where you think that you’ve had your thermostat for so long that it can’t fail you, but this isn’t the reality. Your thermostat needs to be replaced just about as often as your air conditioner or heater. If you’ve had your thermostat for a decade or even longer, then we want you to take a moment to reevaluate.

Wi-Fi or Smart?

Once you understand that you need a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat for your home, you’re going to need to choose between a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat system. There is a distinct difference between the two although we find that some people often conflate the two and confuse the systems. We want to take a moment to make the distinction clear.

Wi-Fi thermostats are just that—Wi-Fi. You can control this system remotely from your phone, tablet, or computer. This is a great system to have because you don’t have to waste time trying to get your home to a comfortable temperature. Instead, you can start cooling or heating your home before you even arrive home.

Smart thermostats are Wi-Fi thermostats plus a little more. Smart thermostats have all the same capabilities as Wi-Fi thermostats, but they can also “learn” how you like to cool or heat your home, when you like to turn on and off your system, and even suggest ways to improve your energy efficiency.

We’d recommend coming to us to figure out what your home needs specifically. Make sure that you come to us for the work you need because we’ll always point you in the right direction.

Contact Picture Rocks Cooling Heating & Plumbing today to schedule an appointment with our professional team members today.

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