Sometimes the newest technologies can be difficult to keep up with. It seems like almost every day there is a new app or gadget that claims to be smarter than you and promises to make your life easier, but which instead ends up eating up your time and leaving you frustrated.
But occasionally there is a new technology that comes along that is truly amazing, easy to use, and can help make your life easier and save you time and money. Modern upgraded thermostats fall into this category.
We are all familiar with thermostats of days gone by, the ones where you have to either turn a dial or move the knob back and forth. With this kind of dated thermostat, you have to remember to turn the temperature down before you leave for work, turn it back up when you get home, and then turn it back down again before you go to bed at night. Of course it’s not difficult to adjust a thermostat, but there are times when life is distracting and you forget to make the proper adjustments. This simple mistake can add up to a lot of wasted money on your heating and electrical bill.
If you are still adjusting your thermostat by hand several times a day, it might be time to consider a thermostat upgrade.
Modern thermostats are a great new technology and they are straightforward and easy to use. Thermostats these days are digital, with handy buttons that make it easy to precisely adjust the temperature up or down, which is displayed on a digital screen. All the guess work is eliminated so if you want the temperature of your house to sit at exactly 17 degrees while you sleep, you know that that is exactly what the temperature is going to be.
Another useful feature with an upgraded thermostat is that they are programmable, so you no longer have to remember to adjust the temperature several times a day. And what’s more, you can customize it so that it suits your lifestyle and needs. For example, you can set the temperature so that it follows a certain cycle during the weekdays but if you know you are going to sleep in on the weekends, you can take that into consideration and adjust it accordingly.
The latest and greatest thermostats have even more features that make it easy to customize the temperature in your home. Now some thermostats come with apps that you can download onto your smart phone so that you don’t even need to be home to make an adjustment to the temperature in your home.
For example, perhaps you have to stay an extra few hours at work and don’t want the heat to kick in, or maybe you want to play a prank on your spouse and turn the temperature down because you’re trying to convince her that the house is haunted (who knows!). No matter the reason, an upgraded thermostat gives you complete control from wherever in the world you are.
Not only are upgraded thermostats easy to use and convenient, they are also likely to save you money on your energy bills. Being able to adjust the temperature remotely means that if you are extending your holiday or know you are going to be out of the house, you don’t have to worry that your house is heating and that the energy and money are going to waste.
So if you have been reluctant to upgrade your thermostat, we highly recommend that you take the plunge. It’s good for the environment and for your bank account. And if you have any questions, feel free to contact us and our experienced and friendly electricians at BPM Electric will be happy to help anywhere in the Lower Mainland.