For many homes, the thermostat controls both the cooling and heating throughout the year. This means that it controls the biggest expense for most homes. So, unless you’re someone who doesn’t mind spending a lot of time monitoring the thermostat, it would be a wise investment to get a digital or even a smart thermostat. When you have an older thermostat, you might be paying extra because of failing sensors which lead to the temperature you set not matching what the heater or air conditioner is set for.
What are some benefits of modern thermostats? For one, you can set a schedule so that the heat and cold will only come on when you need it. Raising the temperature just a few degrees while sleeping could save you a lot of money throughout the year. If you have a smart thermostat, you could change the temperature when you are away from home, and some of them will even learn your preferences and adapt to your needs.