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What You Should Know About Modern Thermostats

Most homeowners often don’t think about their thermostats outside of using them to adjust their home temperature. While it may seem like a simple appliance, it is integral to every home, as it allows us to control essential HVAC utilities. Recent advances in technology have allowed greater accessibility and functionality in the latest thermostat models. 

At R.A. Dobson, we are proud to serve our customers in Northern Virginia with excellent thermostat installation, and home utilities repair and maintenance. This includes the most important aspects of a home: heating, air-conditioning, and plumbing systems. Along with our expert hands-on services, we also act as a source for affordable, high-quality appliances and products, including thermostats. 

Here are a few things you should know about the newest thermostats that are available:

Wide Variety

There are numerous types of improved thermostats available to consumers that can fit all kinds of budgets. The most basic model that most homeowners receive, which are often mechanical or simple digital thermostats, require direct contact to adjust and are often non-programmable. 

On the other hand, there are thermostats that are also programmable, wireless, and even autonomous, working to adjust to your ideal setting with hardly any interface. These different types of models are higher in cost, depending on the more advanced they are, but are worth it if you are considering replacing your current thermostat. 

Advanced Functionality

Aside from the basic models, which allow you to adjust your HVAC settings, newer models provide you with an array of different interactive functions. Just above the basic thermostat is a programmable thermostat, which is often digital as well. These also allow you to create temperature presets, saving you both time and money. For example, set the ideal temperatures for when you are at and away from home and select one or the other depending on the situation. This makes it more cost-efficient, as you may set your HVAC system to work less while you are away, which reduces your overall energy consumption. 

More expensive models include wireless and smart home functions that allow you to adjust the temperature without touching the thermostat itself through an app on your phone. It can even adjust itself automatically depending on the outdoor temperature, your presence in the house, the setting you most often choose, and other variables. These work exceedingly well at making your home energy efficient, especially those with the smart home function, providing you with perfect control and comfort in your own home, and saving you more money every year. 

Higher Cost, More Efficiency

As stated previously, the newest thermostat models can make your home more energy-efficient. While a programmable thermostat may not be as accessible as a wireless one, or as comprehensively functional as an automated smart thermostat, you are still more likely to use its functions to differentiate your settings depending on the situation. Whether it is summer or winter, newer thermostats allow you to adjust your heating and cooling to an optimal temperature, saving you money and time. 

R.A. Dobson: Affordable Thermostat Installation in Northern Virginia

The latest in thermostat technology can make partial, but also significant improvements to the comfort and costs of your home. We at R.A. Dobson believe that every homeowner should have the best utility appliances, which is why we act as a source of high-quality thermostats, plumbing, HVAC systems and much more. We provide these appliances directly to you at affordable prices. We have also spent decades providing home utility maintenance and repairs, as well as expert thermostat installations, with some of the highest rated and friendliest technicians in all of Northern Virginia. 

Contact us at 703-481-3700 for a free quote and for any inquiries on the state of your home’s utilities.

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