Until recently, my household was getting by with an older control unit.
It was already installed when we moved into the home 12 years ago.
Although the people I was with and I upgraded both the central air conditioning system and oil furnace, it never occurred to me to upgrade the control unit with it. Because the component operated, I didn’t give it a thought. Over the years, I’ve made lots of changes to the home. I’ve focused on improving both comfort plus energy efficiency. I’ve invested into Energy Star rated, thermal pane, low E windows plus carefully caulked around them. I’ve upgraded the front plus back door plus added weatherstripping. Along with increasing insulation in the attic, walls plus ceilings, I’ve installed ceiling fans to help out the air conditioning system in the Summer plus the oil furnace in Winter season. I’m conscientious about scheduling maintenance plus replacing cooling filters in the heating plus cooling systems. The last time the Heating plus A/C supplier checked the oil furnace, he mentioned the pros of smart control units. Our up-to-date control device was a plastic dial that required manual adjustment. When I started looking into the odd models of smart control units, I was amazed by the number of options. Thermostats now come in different shapes plus sizes plus include touchscreen displays. It’s possible to upload favorite photos to customize the displays. They can be programmed to light up as someone comes to it, answer to voice commands plus provide the indoor/outdoor temperature plus humidity levels. There are control units that can particularly learn a 7-day schedule plus others that feature geofencing or occupancy sensors. Having access to all of the settings, alerts plus features through an app on my PC is seriously handy.