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Why a Smart Thermostat is a Wise Investment

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The ability to change the temperature in your home with just a tiny, wall-mounted device is actually quite incredible. By hitting just a couple of buttons you can make your home warm and toasty in the winter and cool and comfortable in the summer. The invention of the thermostat in 1883 forever changed the way in which homeowners maintained comfort inside their homes, and since then, technology has come quite a long way.

Today’s thermostats are smarter than ever, and we believe that homeowners can truly benefit from upgrading their old, outdated thermostats. Upgrading your thermostat in Grand Rapids, MI is one of the best ways to ensure that your HVAC systems are working efficiently and effectively, keeping repair costs and utility bills to a minimum. In case you are not yet convinced, we have highlighted just some of the reasons why investing in a smart thermostat is a smart idea. Keep reading below to find out more. 

Here’s Why You Should Upgrade


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 on 69° or 70°. Although this may not seem like a big deal, this confusion can make a big difference in terms of efficiency.

When the temperature reading on the thermostat does not match how you actually feel, you’ll find yourself making minor adjustments all day long. These adjustments can put a lot of strain on your system, leading to decreased efficiency. Therefore, a smart thermostat with a digital display makes it so that you’ll never have to question whether the temperature displayed on the screen is correct.


Older thermostats simply lack the programming that more advanced thermostats have. Setting the right temperature inside your home is very important. Far too often, though, your heater and AC have to work much harder than is 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

Smart thermostats are well… smart! Thermostats with WiFi capabilities allow homeowners to access their HVAC systems from anywhere in the world so long as they are able to get ahold of 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, can create a program with the most efficient settings just for you! Some are even capable of analyzing local weather conditions in order to make adjustments to keep you nice and comfortable inside your home!

If you are interested in upgrading your thermostat, be sure to contact the team at GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc.

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