Acting as the eyes and ears of your home’s HVAC system, your thermostat is a vital part of your home. However, many older homes also have older thermostats, which may function as little more than an on/off switch.
The latest thermostats on the market have a lot of advanced bells and whistles that are super nice. They’ll connect to the internet, allowing for remote control of your home. They’ll connect to your smart home devices, allowing for more granular control. They can even learn the behavior of your family so that the temperature in your home is always at an optimal level for your comfort.
Even beyond all these modern conveniences, a smarter thermostat means less wasted energy, and less wasted energy means more savings in your utility bill each month. So while upgrading your thermostat may seem like an expense, it may be saving you money in the long run.