Digital Thermostats vs Analog Thermostats in Las Vegas
These days it seems like everything is going digital. Businesses market themselves online, stunning photographs are taken on iPhones, books are read on eInk, and GPS data is accessed from mobile phones. It truly is crazy how fast technology advances.
Now there are even digital thermostats which you can install as replacements to analog ones. The big question with a lot of homeowners though, is if these digital thermostats are worth it. After all, there’s “nothing broken with the old one, so why [replace] it?”
Just as a lot of people choose to pass on the latest smartphone that gets released each year, a lot of people also pass on digital thermostats. It’s a valid idea to think that digital thermostats are not worth it.
However thermostats are not like phones. They aren’t a mode of entertainment that you can merely choose not to be interested in: “New iPhone came out? Slightly better camera? Pass…”
Digital thermostats are accurate thermostats that will not only make your home or workplace more comfortable, but will also contribute to lowering electricity bills and being energy efficient. Unlike a phone that classifies as a want to consumers, digital thermostats are a need for most.
Perks of Digital Thermostats
Consider the fact that analog thermostats contain mercury in them. They also have a hard to read display. Digital thermostats on the other hand use no mercury, and use a backlit display to make it easier to read.
If you have had your HVAC system replaced in the past couple of years, you might already be lucky enough to use a digital thermostat. However, older HVAC systems may still be on analog ones. In addition to containing mercury, they also have the downside of being inefficient at controlling your home’s HVAC systems.
Digital thermostats can be programmed with automatic temperatures and even certain parameters when you’re not home. For example: with an analog thermostat you might set the A/C to 71 degrees. When you wake up and go to work, the A/C continues to cool the house to 71 degrees, effectively wasting energy on an empty home (or one with just a pet inside).
With a digital thermostat you could program the temperature to go up to 76-78 degrees when you’re not home, and then only start cooling the home an hour or so before you arrive. This way the temperature is comfortable when you are home, but efficient when you’re not home.
Do the Pros Outweigh the Cons?
What cons? Digital thermostats may cost more than analog ones, but it’s not how it looks. An analog thermostat is “cheap” but will cost you a lot of money long-term wise because they are not efficient. A digital thermostat on the other-hand is “expensive” but will save you money long-term by making your HVAC system run at the most optimal settings.
Digital thermostats also offer compressor protection by not letting the compressor short -cycle due to built-in time delays.
A digital thermostat will also make your home or workplace more comfortable. Digital thermostats also don’t have mercury. So if there are any cons in the whole analog vs. digital thermostat idea, then the biggest con would be continuing to use an analog thermostat which relies on mercury.
If you’re interested in saving money and making your home more comfortable by installing a digital thermostat, then give us a call today.