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We Install Thermostats in Birmingham, AL, Too!

There are a number of important components that all must work together in order for your heating and cooling systems to operate as effectively and efficiently as they’re meant to. One of these components is often looked over by homeowners, which is unfortunate, since it’s essentially the brain of the system! We’re talking about your thermostat.

If you want your Birmingham, AL home to be as comfortable as possible, it’s imperative that you have a quality thermostat to control your home comfort system. Birmingham-owned since 1959, Gas Engineers has the training and expertise to recommend the best thermostat for your home, and complete accurate thermostat installations and replacements. Contact us today to learn more about your thermostat options.

Should You Upgrade Your Thermostat?

Most homeowners throughout the Birmingham area are pretty good about upgrading their home comfort systems when they’re no longer able to work to the best of their abilities. But too few think to upgrade their thermostats along with this.

Today’s technological advancements have brought us thermostats that allow for much better temperature precision, helping you save energy—and subsequently, money. One definite sign that you need to upgrade your thermostat is if you’re still using a manual slider thermostat. These can be off by a number of degrees, which means you won’t be efficiently cooling or heating your home while it’s in use.

Explore Your Thermostat Options

There are a variety of thermostats available on the market today for installation and replacement, including:

  • Digital Thermostats: It’s rare to see anything but digital thermostats nowadays, but still they are worth mentioning. If you have an older home, you might still be using the older, manual thermostats. As we mentioned, these can be off by a few degrees, whereas a digital thermostat provides you with much more temperature precision. Additionally, most are programmable—so you don’t have to leave your AC running all day when you’re not home.
  • Wireless Thermostats: Not many homeowners realize how much the placement of their thermostat can impact the efficiency of their HVAC system. As a result, with a traditional wired thermostat you’d probably have it installed as close to the home comfort system as possible, even if this doesn’t allow it to perform efficiently. A wireless thermostat lets you install your thermostat in a more appropriate location.
  • Smart Thermostat: A smart thermostat installation is the best way to achieve full control over your home comfort systems. It learns your heating or cooling habits over the first few weeks of use in order to adjust itself for maximum efficiency and comfort, without your input.

Ask Us about the Nest Smart Thermostat

One smart thermostat upgrade that has been growing in popularity is the Nest learning thermostat. The first thermostat to ever receive ENERGY STAR certification – it raises the standard for energy savings and home comfort.

Independent studies have indicated the Nest thermostat can save homeowners an average of 10–12% on their heating bills and 15% on cooling. It can essentially pay for itself in less than two years, making it an excellent option for homeowners throughout Birmingham, AL and the surrounding communities. Wondering if it’s right for your home? Call our team today and we’ll be happy to discuss!

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