Your thermostat is one of the most often overlooked components in your heating and air conditioning system. There are many different types from which you can choose, and they often need repair or replacement. Here at Mountain Air Heating and Cooling, we can help you discover your new thermostat, install it for you, and even show you how to use it. We service Shenandoah county in Virginia as well as the surrounding areas.
How Much Do Thermostats Cost?
The amount you’ll spend on a new thermostat installation depends primarily upon the type of thermostat you choose. They can be as low as $5 for the traditional style, and the digital models start at about $15. More complex models allow for programming or even for controlling temperatures in different zones, and these can cost between $30 and $100. In most cases, thermostat installation is a relatively simple process that can be completed in about an hour, so the labor costs are minimal. If you are interested in determining the exact cost associated with installing a new thermostat in your home or office, please contact us right away and we’ll help you with a quick estimate.
Types of Thermostats
The most traditional thermostats are comprised of a dial with a needles indicating the actual temperature and preferred temperature. These days, though, simple digital thermostats have taken their place, and these display the temperature on a digital screen. Some of these have backlighting, and some of them are programmable, which means that you can choose temperatures to correspond with different times of the day. Some of the most advanced thermostats are those that allow you to control the temperature in multiple zones in your home and those that connect to your home network so that you can make adjustments from your computer or even your mobile phone.
Choosing the Right Thermostats
If you are in the market for a new thermostat, then there are a few factors that you can consider that will help you make the wisest decision. First things first, you’ll always want to consider the quality. A poor-quality thermostat may read the temperature improperly or malfunction, leading to higher energy bills, reduced comfort, and possibly even damage to your unit. You’ll also want to decide whether or not you want to be able to program the thermostat, and this is recommended since proper programming can save you as much as 30% on your energy bills. Finally, it is possible to purchase a thermostat with remote access, meaning that you can adjust the temperature from anywhere with an internet connection.
If you have questions or concerns regarding thermostats, or if you think your thermostat needs to be repaired or replaced, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We are always happy to answer your questions, and our service technicians have more than 40 years of experience in dealing with thermostat repairs and installation. Free estimates are available, and we even offer emergency repairs if your thermostat malfunctions at an inopportune time.