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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.

Knowing what Needs Inspecting for your HVAC System

Knowing what Needs Inspecting for your HVAC System


In the spring, make sure that you have the HVAC system properly inspected and maintained. Doing so will help to make sure that everything is working efficiently when you go make the switch from heat to cool. There are several parts that you will want to make sure are always in the best working condition. You can contact us so we can inspect them. Between visits you can also take a look at them incase there is a large issue. Never ignore an issue, because it can lead to further time, money, and stress in the long run.

The filter will have to be changed regularly. If you have pets or people in your home use tobacco products, you will want to change the filter every month. You can change the filter every three months if you do not have pets or use tobacco. Changing the filter will help to keep the air as clean as possible when you are in the home. Always make sure that you get a filter that is the correct size for your HVAC system. Doing so will help it to work effectively as possible. A filter that is too small or too large can cause issues in the long run.

Another important thing to check this spring is the thermostat. If you are looking to buy a new one, a programmable thermostat offers several benefits. You can set the temperature in your home to decrease and increase, based on your schedule. If you have the same hours at work, you can set the temperature so it is at the ideal degree when you arrive home from work. When you have a programmable thermostat, you can also help to reduce overall monthly energy costs for your system.

Having a Programmable Thermostat

Having a Programmable Thermostat


When you have a home HVAC system, you will always want to keep it running as efficiently as possible. Having regular maintenance will help the parts to last as long as possible. It will help to keep them efficient and in the best condition. If you are not sure how often maintenance should be done, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the schedule that the parts and components should be inspected. If there is a start of an issue, we can inspect and repair it as soon as possible for you.

You can also inspect a few of the parts of the system as well. Notice if there is any cracks or damage to the ductwork. If there is, this results in the warm air that is produced, to leak out of the system. When there is damage to the ductwork, you may also notice an increase in monthly energy bill for the furnace. There could be other causes of the increase in the bill, but the first thing to check is the ductwork. It is always beneficial to have us inspect the overall furnace system for you.

With a programmable thermostat you can help ensure the temperature that you want is at the proper temperature when you return home. Depending on what your work schedule is like, you can set the work days the same. This allows you to have the temperature lower when you are away from the home. It can start to increase the temperature as you are closer to arriving home. This helps to ensure your home is warm and comfortable during the winter months.

The programmable thermostat can also be used the same way for when you sleep. This helps reduce heat that is produced but wasted because you are sleeping. It can then raise the temperature to the desired degree when you wake up then. If you ever have any questions about your HVAC system, make sure to contact us and we can answer them for you.

How a Programmable Thermostat can save you Money

 

 

Having a programmable thermostat in your home can help to save you money. The first way it can save money is by not having the furnace run constantly. With a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature in your home for certain hours of the day and for each day of the week. There are several models of thermostat to choose from. Depending on your home and lifestyle, we can help recommend which one would be best for you. One thermostat can program the weekdays the same, and then the weekend differently. Another model can have weekdays the same, and Saturday can be set differently than Sunday. The third most common model allows each day to be set differently.

Manual Override

A programmable thermostat can also have a manual override. So you can change it anytime you desire. If it comes with wi-fi capability, you can adjust the thermostat from your smart phone or tablet as well. This is a benefit incase you need to adjust the temperature when you are just leaving work or on your way home. This can also be used in the chance you are taking longer to get home than you expected. When you set the temperature on the thermostat, it can be lowered for when you are away. Then it can rise to the desired temperature just before you get home. This allows you to walk into a warm home.

Saving Money

Since the thermostat will only run when you need it, you will notice that the monthly energy bills may not be as high either. That is because the furnace will not have to operate when you are not there, and waste heat. If you are not sure what type of thermostat would be right for your home, contact us. We can also help to answer any questions you may have about thermostats or your HVAC system.

Keeping your Furnace Working Efficiently

 

The HVAC system and furnace of your home should always be inspected and properly maintained. We can advise you on when a schedule should be, and how often. When the system is inspected by a professional, we can inspect all the parts and components that require it to operate. If there is a strange noise or sound, make sure that you call us. We can come to inspect the problem. If you ignore any issue, it will end up causing more damage. Either the problem will become more severe, or other parts will start to wear out. This even may end up costing you more in a repair bill. So it is always best to contact us.

Filter Checks

The filter should also be inspected on a regular basis. The filter will collect any dirt and dust that could be in the air of your home. Based on a recommended schedule, you should check the filter. This will help you to be aware how clean the filter is. Without checking it, you will not know how dirty or clean the filter is for the system. The filter will also need to be changed on a regular basis. This will keep the system working efficiently. If you are not sure when the filter will need an inspection or changing, make sure that you contact. We can provide you with a schedule that you should do this by.

Thermostat Problems

Also check the thermostat if you notice a heating problem. Sometimes the thermostat will not be able to relay the temperature setting to the furnace. If the set temperature is different than the actual temperature, then there can be an issue. Make sure to turn off the thermostat, and turn it back on. Also make sure it is on the correct settings. If there is still and issue, contact us. That way we can inspect the thermostat for you.

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