The trouble with the thermostat on my old furnace

I love the furnace in my home.

It keeps me warm, and I have never had trouble with it.

When I first moved into my home, my brother warned me that I would probably have trouble with the furnace. He told me that I would probably spend a fortune in service calls and parts. He also warned me that my furnace wouldn’t be very efficient, which would drive up the cost of my monthly bills. I was surprised that I have had no issues with maintenance. In the few years that I have lived here, I have never had to call an HVAC worker to fix my furnace. Also, the cost of my furnace running isn’t terrible. The only trouble that I have with my furnace is that the thermostat is very old and terrible. It is an old thermostat that has a needle to adjust the temperature. The needle is kind of difficult to read, which means I never know exactly what temperature my furnace is heating to. I also have no ability to program my thermostat to turn down whenever I leave for work. Also, my air conditioner is not connected to the thermostat, and it has its own separate dial for cooling, which means I might forget to turn my furnace off. I am considering upgrading my thermostat to a smart thermostat. It would be a huge jump from the current situation, but it would be pretty cool to adjust the temperature from my phone. The HVAC company offered to install the thermostat and show me how to use it! I was told that I can even keep my old furnace!

 

The trouble with the thermostat on my old furnace