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How Programmable Thermostats are Important for your Home

How Programmable Thermostats are Important for your Home

Programmable thermostats are important when you want to keep your HVAC system in your home working efficiently. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature for certain hours of the day, and days of the week. This is beneficial if your schedule is generally consistent from day to day. If your work week is the same each day, you can set the thermostat to be at the ideal temperature once you arrive home. It will also help to reduce costs because the system will not be operating when you are not home.

There are several different makes and models of programmable thermostats on the market. If you are unsure, you can always contact us for the correct one that would be beneficial for your home and lifestyle. Working from Monday to Friday, and having the weekends off is a good schedule for a 5-2 or a 5-1-1 model. This allows Monday through Friday to be programmed the same, while setting the weekend differently. Reducing the amount of time that the system operates will help you to save on monthly energy costs as well.

Another benefit of a programmable thermostat can be that you can set or change it from a smart phone or tablet. This allows you to make changes, without having to be right next to the thermostat. If you are coming home earlier or later than originally planned, you can access it on your phone to adjust the temperature as needed. You can even change the temperature if you are in another room of your home and want to adjust it. A programmable thermostat can also help to alert you to important maintenance as well, like when the filter should be changed. This helps you to keep the system operating correctly so you have the best air in your home.

Keeping the Furnace Operating Efficiently

Keeping the Furnace Operating Efficiently

Winter weather will require you to run your furnace more often. When you do so, you will want it to be as efficient as possible. Anytime you notice a sign of an issue, make sure to call us so we can inspect the furnace for you. With regular maintenance, we can help keep it operating the best that it can be. If you notice any sign of the furnace not working correctly, make sure to call us. By doing so, we can check all the parts and components of the furnace for you.

Any odd noises that you might hear could mean that parts are starting to fail. When you ignore this, you jeopardize having the issue become worse. This can also increase the chance that other parts might start to wear out and fail as well. A clunking or grinding noise that you might hear will indicate that a part may have become loose when it is operating. It will clunk as the part is sliding around. Make sure that you call us so we can inspect the system and repair the part as soon as possible.

A squealing noise can indicate that a belt has slipped or broke. It can be high pitched, or even just a lower decibel level. As the issue becomes worse, you will notice the noise getting louder and more frequent. If there is dirt or dust covering a part of the system, it can also result in squealing or screech noise. When you are aware of any noises, always try to find out what the furnace was doing when they occurred. If the furnace system makes noise when it kicks on or off, it could mean something different than a noise that is produced as it is operating and producing warm air.

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