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New Heater? How About a New Thermostat?

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New Heater? How About a New Thermostat?

There’s no denying that purchasing a brand new heating system is a great feeling, especially when temperatures outside begin to drop! But, guess what? Your brand new heater is only going to be great so long as you’ve got a great thermostat controlling it!

You see, a simple, manual thermostat is no longer going to cut it, especially if you’re looking for greater efficiency and comfort.  Nowadays, many homeowners are making the switch to smart thermostats, and we think you should too!

Not convinced? We have outlined just some of the many benefits of making the switch below. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more (oh, and of course, remember to call us for your HVAC in Grand Rapids!)

Are You Ready to Make the Switch?

There are plenty of reasons to consider installing a smart thermostat in your home, including:


If you live in an older home and you haven’t yet replaced the thermostat, chances are, you own a manual thermostat. A manual thermostat is any thermostat that you set manually by using a dial or a sliding switch. Often, it can be hard to see where things line up, leaving you to question if the mark on the dial is at 69° or 70°. Although this may not seem like a big deal, this confusion can make a big difference in terms of efficiency.

Fortunately, smart thermostats have a digital display, ensuring that you never have to second guess whether the temperature your reading is correct! This is a simple, yet effective, way to save!


Far too often, your heater and AC have to work much harder than normal to keep your home comfortable, even when you’re not there! This is where a programmable thermostat comes in handy. Just by lowering the temperature by a couple of degrees at night or while you’re out of the house during winter, you can dramatically cut heating costs.

A programmable thermostat allows you to create a custom heating or cooling program based around your personal schedule. That way, you will never have to worry about forgetting to adjust the temperature when you step out of the house for the day.

WiFi Capabilities

Thermostats with WiFi capabilities allow homeowners to access their HVAC systems from anywhere in the world as long as they have access to a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. So, no more worrying about rising utility costs when you go on a vacation!

Additionally, some smart thermostats are capable of learning your heating and cooling preferences, and within days, it can create a program with the most efficient settings just for you!

Call in a Professional

If you are interested in having a smart thermostat installed in your home, contact a professional! Only a professional has the knowledge and expertise to match you with the thermostat that is going to best meet your unique comfort and budget needs. Trust us, when it comes to your comfort, you don’t want to take any risks.

For all your heating needs, contact the team at GRmetro Heating & Cooling today! 

Dwight Engelsma Photo, Owner photo
About The Author

Dwight Engelsma

Dwight Engelsma, founder of GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc, has been in the home services industry for 30 years. After working in HVAC for several years, he set out to open a company that focused on providing unbeatable customer service from industry experts.

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