Professional Thermostat Replacement
If your old thermostat has failed or if your just looking to upgrade it, the technicians at Sierra Aire can help. There are two types of thermostats that most people have installed. The first being a basic digital programmable thermostat. It's simple and easy to use, and maybe a basic thermostat is all you need. On the other hand, if you're a smart phone user you may feel more at home with a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats offer more functionality, which can result in extra comfort and save you money on your utility bills.
Advantages of a basic thermostat replacement
Cost less $$
Simple to use
Common wire not required
Advantages to smart thermostat
Can be controlled through an app on your smart phone from anywhere
Gives you more information (e.g. humidity of air)
Smart functions (e.g. automatically turn off when the house is vacant and turn on when you come home)
Record Usage (e.g. total run time during the day/week)
Replacing your thermostat can be a great do-it-yourself project. The most common smart thermostats I see are the Eco Bee and the Nest. I personally use the Nest and can recommend it to anyone who uses a smart phone. The main problem I've came across when installing a smart thermostat is that many of them require a common wire which usually isn't used in the old thermostat. Be careful when attempting to replace the thermostat yourself. If the wires are connected wrong its easy to cause a short that can cause damage to the electronics in your system or to the new thermostat. If you have any questions about getting a thermostat, give us a call.
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