Is it Time to Upgrade Your Thermostat?


Residents in the Surrey and Langley areas are probably all too familiar with how damp and unpleasant the weather can get this time of year. Not only does this weather make it important to have your furnace in proper working order, it is also important to ensure that your thermostat is helping you get the most out of that furnace in terms of heat production and overall efficiency. Newer thermostats that make it easy to program and manage exactly when the furnace runs during the night and the daytime can help you save money on your energy bill, and feel comfortable throughout the season. In addition to the added features of a new thermostat, there are a number of other benefits that you can enjoy when you choose to upgrade your home thermostat.

Easy to Install

Removing your old thermostat and replacing it with a new, upgraded thermostat can seem like a daunting task, especially when you see all the wires behind the old panel. Fortunately, not all thermostats are terribly complicated to replace. Once you have removed your old thermostat, be sure to keep all of the coloured wires exposed so you can connect them to your new device. If you do encounter any complications, or are unsure about how to proceed at any point during installation, don’t hesitate to give us a call at BPM Electric for assistance.

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“Smart” Thermostats

The technology being used by the latest thermostats to hit the market these days is truly remarkable. Not only can you program your thermostat to exact temperatures and to the exact minute you want to turn your furnace on and off, you can do all of this from your smartphone. Imagine being able to manage exactly when your furnace turns on, before you even step foot inside your house. This can save you money on your electric bill, and can also go a long way toward reducing the amount of energy your house consumes each year. Consider situations where you know you will be out of the house for an extended period. Normally you would have to wait until you get home to turn your furnace back to full heat if you decided to lower it while you were away. Now, you can access your thermostat from your phone and have a warm house waiting for you when you arrive.

Reduce Your Energy Bill

Upgrading any electrical component or appliance in your house can go a long way towards making your home more energy efficient. A thermostat is no exception, and having one that you can easily program to function at high efficiency during peak billing hours can go a long way towards drastically reducing your energy bill in the winter.

To find out more about programmable thermostats available, and get it installed quickly and professionally, feel free to contact us or check out our website. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook, where we provide updates about exciting new products and upcoming promotions.