Of all the different ways you can upgrade your HVAC system in Portland, replacing your thermostat is one of the easiest and least expensive. In most cases, you can replace your thermostat without having to make any other adjustments to your HVAC system. If you’re switching from a manual thermostat to a programmable model, the upgrade will often quickly pay for itself in future energy savings.
Older thermostats are mechanical and rely on a glass tube filled with mercury to operate. Since glass can break and send mercury spilling into the room and into the air, you may want to upgrade your old devices to newer, digital models. Digital units more accurately hold room temperatures within a comfortable range.
Efficiency Heating and Cooling can help you select a thermostat and the special features that increase convenience, comfort and energy efficiency. You can view some of our thermostats here.
Types of Thermostats
Remote Energy Management
A remote energy management thermostat allows you to set, program and monitor your heating and cooling system from a computer, smartphone or tablet. The thermostat connects through your home broadband network, allowing you to access it over Wi-Fi from anywhere.
A Thermostat That’s More Than Smart
A programmable thermostat makes the most efficient use of your system by automatically adjusting the set temperature throughout the day. You schedule the thermostat know the preferred temperature at different times of the day and night. View some of our recommended programmable thermostats:
Digital Non-Programmable Thermostats
A non-programmable thermostat with a digital read-out is the best choice for people who prefer manually-controlled settings with the convenience of an easy-to-read LCD display.
Mechanical / Manual Thermostats
With a mechanical or manual thermostat, you control the temperature setting manually. These are best for people who are home often and prefer a fixed temperature.