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.
Your Options for Thermostats
Take a look at your thermostat. Is the display clear to read? Can you be sure that you’ve set it to the proper temperature? Is it easy to change the temperature throughout the day? Can you program the AC to change temperatures while you are away from home? Manual thermostats with dials and sliders are outdated today, as are some older digital thermostats with few programmable features. Take a look at some more of your options.
- Digital Thermostat – Today’s digital, programmable thermostats have more options than ever before, and it’s easy to make sure that you set your system to the most efficient temperature possible. Change the programming so that it adjusts throughout the day, raising the AC while you are gone and lowering it again even before you arrive home.
- Wireless Thermostat – While many thermostats are hardwired into the wall, a wireless digital thermostat has the freedom to move anywhere in the home, which allows your technician to choose the most efficient location. It must be away from windows and direct sunlight and in an area representative of the temperature throughout the house.
- WiFi-Enabled/Smart Thermostat – Smart thermostats are the newest innovation in thermostat technology. You can use a smart phone or tablet to control yours even when you are nowhere near the home. Furthermore, smart thermostats learn your preferences and automatically adjust to your needs within about a week of ownership.
Call the skilled At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air team for air conditioning repair, air conditioning maintenance, or a thermostat upgrade in Salt Lake City today.