At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Thermostats’

Effective Uses of Programmable Thermostats

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Most thermostats these days have basic programming functions, and if they don’t you may seriously want to think about upgrading yours. (In particular, if you have an older mercury-switch thermostat, you need to make a change immediately.) Programmable thermostats offer a great deal of convenience, allowing you to activate the temperature even when you’re not around. But they can also save you money by helping to reduce the use of your air conditioner, lowering your monthly bills and the risk of a more serious breakdown in equal measures. Generally speaking, the more advanced your thermostat, the more money-saving options you have, but even basic programmable thermostats can save you money. Here are some methods for you to consider.

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3 Tips for Your Thermostat

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The thermostat is one of the most important components of your heating and air conditioning system, allowing you to have complete control over the temperature – and thus the comfort levels – in your home. That’s especially important as fall turns slowly to winter here in Salt Lake City, UT and we’ll need our heaters and furnaces to keep us warm. Thermostats are used so often that many people end up taking them for granted, and often perpetrate a number of myths in the process. Here’s 3 key tips for your thermostat that can save you money and prevent some of those myths from taking hold.

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Why You Should Consider a Thermostat Upgrade Today

Monday, April 13th, 2015

An air conditioning system can take up as much as half of an energy bill in the summer months. Air conditioning systems have complex mechanical parts which unfortunately require a lot of energy to run (although an ENERGY STAR air conditioning system replacement can certainly save you a lot of money on cooling costs). When it’s too early to replace your heating system, and you are looking for ways to reduce your monthly costs, it’s time to call a professional. Your technician can make sure, first and foremost, that there is nothing wrong with your system that is forcing it to use too much energy. And you can also schedule a thermostat upgrade.

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