Unfortunately, many homes in Denver, Boulder and Longmont still use outdated mercury thermostats. Not only are these thermostats inefficient, but they could be hazardous to both the environment and your health. Luckily, replacing your old thermostat with a programmable digital thermostat is easier and more affordable than you may think. Especially with the help of the heating experts at Applewood.
Applewood’s thermostat experts specialize in installing the right programmable digital thermostat for your Denver or Boulder home. Installing a programmable thermostat can have an immediate positive impact on your quality of life. They’re inexpensive and easy to install, as well. Here’s everything you should know about digital thermostats, how they work, why you should install one, and how Applewood can help find the right thermostat for your home or business.
How Does a Digital Thermostat Work?
All thermostats work by measuring the air temperature within a physical system. Digital thermostats use an electrical component called a “thermistor” which allows electrical resistance to fluctuate with temperature. Your thermostat then measures this resistance and coverts it into a temperature reading.
When the temperature in your home reads lower than what you set your thermostat at, it sends a signal to your heating system to fire up. Once your home measures the appropriate temperature, the thermostat sends another signal to your heating system to shut off.
The advantage of digital thermostats is that they can be programmed to set the temperature of your home for any given time period. They can even tell your thermostat when you do or do not want to activate your HVAC system.
Why Should I Install a Digital Thermostat?
Digital thermostats offer several considerable advantages over conventional thermostats, which are most likely outdated or faulty. Here are reasons to consider switching to a digital thermostat:
- Save money on energy bills. The digital thermostats Applewood installs are designed to conserve energy use by specific pre-programmed settings.
- More precise temperature control. Today’s digital thermostats use electronic controls to achieve precise temperature performance. These thermostats can also alert you if there’s ever a problem with your system.
- Convenience and ease of use. Digital thermostats are easier to use than their conventional counterparts. Simply program the thermostat once, and it will remember your heating and cooling settings.
- Use heat more efficiently. With a programmable thermostat, you can turn off your heat while you’re away and set it to heat back up before you get home. Many thermostats can also be controlled from your phone. You’ll use less heat and save money without experiencing any change in comfort or warmth!
Applewood Knows How to Install a Digital Thermostat
Installing a digital thermostat is a simple process that Applewood’s punctual technicians can complete in a single service call. Once we arrive we:
- Inspect your current thermostat and HVAC system.
- Recommend the best programmable thermostat for your specific system.
- Remove your old thermostat from the wall and its wiring.
- Install a programable thermostat from our fully stocked orange truck. The new thermostat will use the same wiring your previous model was powered by. If it’s not compatible, we’ll update your home to accommodate the new thermostat.
- Test new thermometer and teach you how to program it.
If you have any questions about how digital thermostats work or which options are best for your home or business, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Applewood’s friendly staff. Our technicians are the go-to Colorado thermostat experts in Longmont, Denver and Boulder. We’re always happy to help.
Why Choose Applewood for My Digital Thermostat Installation?
Whether you’re looking for thermostat repair, interested in installing a digital thermostat or you just have more questions, get in touch with Applewood today. We have over 48 years of experience solving heating problems and performing thermostat repair in the Denver-Boulder area. During that time, we’ve arrived at over 96% of our +300,000 service calls on time, and over 60% of the customers who called us kept calling us for all their heating, plumbing and electrical needs.
We’re available from 6am to 10pm, 7 days a week for any Colorado heating or furnace emergency. We look forward to earning your repeat business!