My new temperature control was already installed when my hubby and I bought our house over twenty years ago.
It was not new when our family moved in.
While we’ve made a lot of improvements to the property, my associate and I never considered replacing the temperature control. We’ve installed a new roof, new windows and completely new family room. We’ve added insulation into the attic and updated the water boiler and our electrical panel. It wasn’t until an Heating, Ventilation and A/C supplier was handling the service of the boiler and suggested a new temperature control that I started researching. Our temperature control is a basic plastic dial that requires manual adjustment. I don’t suppose it’s overly accurate however it does manage to start up and shut down the heating and cooling systems. I am totally amazed by this week’s generation of temperature controls. Modern models offer touchscreens and wireless connectivity. It’s possible to raise or lower temperature settings, change programs, operate air quality accessories and access information through an app on the smartphone. These sophisticated temperature controls will respond to voice commands, learn the family’s preferences and light up when someone approaches. There are temperature controls that track energy usage and offer tips for improvement. There are others that will alert an Heating, Ventilation and A/C supplier if there’s a problem and allow remote diagnosis. Some versions include occupancy sensors and others take advantage of geofencing. After reading up on all of the leading models, I have no idea which one to choose. I’ve decided to wait until the Heating, Ventilation and A/C supplier returns to repair the air conditioning and ask his opinion. I want to be sure I choose a temperature control that is compatible with my boiler and air conditioning.