Reasons Why the Thermostat May not Work

If your thermostat is having problems, whether it’s new or old, call us to help. Before jumping to the conclusion that your furnace is broken, know that it could be a malfunctioning thermostat, among other things, from heating and cooling systems that seem to have failed to an overworked system or duct work that needs attention. Most thermostat issues aren’t major issues so chances are, that caught early, it’s not going to be an emergency.

Check the power source. Your thermostat may just not be connected right or at all. A blown fuse, tripped circuit breaker or dead batteries will prevent the thermostat from turning on your furnace. Clean up any dust, dirt, spider webs and other debris. Any of these things can coat the inside of the thermostat and interfere with both electrical and mechanical functions of the thermostat. Put this on your get-ready-for-winter cleaning list. Just use a soft, clean brush to clean the inside components gently. Don’t get anything wet. Also you can use a can of compressed air, such as is used for electronics, to clear debris.

Check for any loose wires or terminal screws inside the thermostat. Make sure wires aren’t corroded or detached. Never remove the thermostat cover without removing the batteries or turning off the power at the fuse or breaker box. Tighten screws and secure loose wires if needed.

It may be time to replace your thermostat is it’s old. They aren’t meant to last forever and an old thermostat may be costing you a lot of money in wasted energy and time spent tinkering with an outdated model. There are great programmable thermostats available now that are easy to use and simple to connect to your existing HVAC system. With any issue you start to notice, make sure to contact us so we can inspect the system for you.

 

Why Programmable Thermostats are Beneficial in your Home

 

Everything we have nowadays is “smart.” From our phones to our TV’s, the options are endless! So, of course, “smart” thermostats exists. We understand that with a hectic lifestyle, sometimes the smallest things can be a hassle. Programmable thermostats work to make your life a little bit easier. With the constant and drastic change of our weather, scheduling your thermostat can go a long way in keeping your home comfortable.

Saving Time

Instead of manually making changes to your thermostat, you can program it for different times and days. Program it to warm up your house 30 minutes before you get up, or program it to lower the temperature 5 minutes after you leave to work. Instead of having to do it yourself and maybe forgetting about it, you can program it in advance.

Energy Efficient

Instead of running your thermostat all day, programming it for the times that you actually need it can save up to 30% on energy costs. A lower electricity bill is always a good thing! Plus, the use of less energy is good for the environment. If you are noticing an increase in your monthly energy bill, make sure to look into a programmable thermostat.

Reduce Wear and Tear

By setting your thermostat automatically for the times you do use it; saves time, money, and extends the life of your heating and cooling system. Of course, we want you to use your heating and cooling for whenever you need it, but programming it avoids unnecessary use. The less wear on your system; the more use you will get out of it. This means fewer repairs and more savings. There are countless options to choose from when it comes to programmable thermostats. Depending on your needs, you can choose a thermostat that tracks your energy use, manages your indoor air quality, reminds you to replace your filters, etc. There are many of thermostats to choose from. Programmable thermostats are the future and the best way to keep your energy costs low. If you want to install a programmable thermostat in your home or you have questions about the features, give us a call.

 

Setting the Thermostat to the Right Temperature

 

 

The right thermostat settings can do wonders for your energy costs. You can save up to five percent in heating costs for every degree you lower your thermostat between 60 and 70 degrees. Many people find that setting the thermostat to 68 degrees in the winter provides a comfortable home environment and keeps heating costs under control. At the night, or during the day when everyone is away, the temperature can be set to 6-10 degrees cooler to provide more savings.

The key to making these temperature changes effortless is to install a programmable thermostat with which you can assign different temperatures to different times of day or even different days of the week. Some households have different schedules on Mondays as opposed to Thursdays, for examples. These household rhythms can be programmed into the thermostat. For example, if people in your household wake later on weekends, you probably won’t need to raise the temperature to 68 degrees until 9am. Then on weekdays, you might like your house to be comfortably warm by 6:30am, when the earliest riser stumbles into the kitchen seeking coffee. Programming your thermostat to raise or lower the temperature according to your family’s schedule can save a great deal of money.

During the summertime, keep your air conditioners or central air unit set at 75 degrees or above for cost-efficient cooling. Your family’s habits may allow you to keep the temperature higher. Consult your family and see what everyone is comfortable with. Additionally, a box fan can allow you to raise your thermostat by making rooms feel cooler than they are, and they cost about one tenth as much to run as an air conditioner. If you notice that the air conditioner is no longer efficient, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the HVAC system to ensure it is working properly for you.

The Right Thermostat for Your Home

 

A programmable thermostat allows you to create and maintain preprogrammed settings for hours and days of the week. This applies for when you are home, away at work, or even vacation. By having the temperature in you home programed based on when you are home or at work, you can save money on monthly energy bills. You can program the thermostat to turn on an hour before you arrive home, so you can come home to comfort.

 

Programmable thermostats are different from non-programmable thermostats because they can adjust to the temperature in your home at different times of the day, or days of the week without you having to be there. Many models also come with additional features like backlit displays, touch pad, or voice programming for the thermostat. Some also include indicators that let you know when it is time to change the air filters.

 

Programmable thermostats have become popular because of their ability to save on the cost of energy. The thermostats can also automatically store settings and repeat the settings each day. The thermostat can still be manually set, and override the pre-set program when needed. Programmable thermostats can have your HVAC system operate less frequently. It will also result in consuming less energy and creating lower utility bills because energy will only be produced when it is needed.

 

Programmable thermostats come with the ability to program the temperature in your home, based on your schedule. Typically, there are three different models of programmable thermostats you can choose between for your home.

 

The 7-day models are best if your schedule is different each day of the week. This type offers the most flexibility because different temperature setting can be programmed for each day of the week. If the hours in your home vary each day, this model may be the best for your home.

 

The 5-2-day models allow you to program the temperature settings so they are consistent during the weekdays. A second program setting is for Saturday and Sunday. This way you can control the temperature differently during the week and weekend.

 

The 5-1-1 models are best used if your weekday schedule is consistent, and typically Saturdays and Sundays are different. You can always override the preprogrammed system to ensure that your home is at a temperature you want it to be at.

 

 

Why Programmable Thermostats are Beneficial in your Home

 

Adding a programmable thermostat to your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit is an easy project that you can quickly do on your own. You simply purchase a thermostat, and then remove your old unit from the wall, noting where and how the wires are connected. Next, you connect the wires to your new thermostat. It’s important to read over your new thermostat’s installation and setup guide in order to take advantage of all that it can offer your system. You can also contact us and we can install the programmable thermostat for you.

 

There are several benefits for having a programmable thermostat, the first one is that you will save money in the long run. With programmable thermostats, you can adjust the temperature to the exact point of your own personal comfort. For every degree you raise or lower the temperature in your home during the heat of the summer or the cold of winter, you can save up to 2 percent on your utility bill. You can create a schedule that follows your family’s routine, and keeps the temperature warm while you’re there, but eases up on the energy usage when you are away.

With the help of a programmable thermostat, your family and friends can feel more comfortable in your home all year long, and you can avoid major hot or cold spots in different areas of your house.

Using a programmable thermostat can eliminate all of that time spent in front of your manual device. You can set a schedule one time per season, and then forget about it, so you can focus on feeling comfortable instead.

Another benefit of programmable thermostats is that they allow you to take advantage of the different times of day and the temperature variations depending on the position of the sun and the season. During the colder parts of the year, you can reduce your heating power and let the warmth of the sun help take over the warming duties. During the cold winter nights, you will likely need to boost your HVAC’s heating power to help keep your family comfortable.

Spending the small amount of money that is needed for a programmable thermostat can be one of the most cost effective investments for your residence. You can expect to take advantage of additional energy savings that may be reflected in a lower utility bill. If you have any questions about a programmable thermostat, contact us, and we can advise you on the options.

 

What is a Programmable Thermostat

 

If you want to save on energy costs this winter, consider a programmable thermostat for your home. Regular thermostats let you adjust the temperature in your home, as it is just a control panel for your heating and air conditioning system. Programmable thermostats let you set the temperature and have the thermostat change it based on the time of day. What makes most smart thermostats so smart is that they learn from your behaviors, allow you to control the climate in your home remotely, show you energy consumption in real-time, and can even adjust themselves based on ambient conditions like humidity.

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With a programmable thermostat, you can set it to shut off after you leave the house for work, and then turn back on in just enough time to make the house nice and warm by the time you to get home. Most smart thermostats show you how long it takes to make the change you have requested, so you can see how effective your climate control system really is, and it discourages people from turning a thermostat all the way up to try “warm up the house faster”. Plus, you can manage many smart thermostats from your phone or an app. From the remote interface, you can always see how much you are spending on heating or cooling costs, tweak the programming to you save money, and see the results immediately.

 

Smart thermostats usually come in two varieties. The type that learn automatically from your behavior and adjust themselves accordingly (and therefore do not even need you to program them), and the type that offer internet connectivity for remote management and programming. The best models fall into both groups, however.

 

It is recommended to contact us with any questions you might have with your programmable thermostat. We can advise you on the options that you can choose from, as well as recommending what type of thermostat would benefit your home and lifestyle the best. This way you can save on monthly energy bills, as well as keeping your home warm and comfortable for the upcoming months.

 

Know what a Programmable Thermostat is for your Home

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A programmable thermostat can be beneficial for your home. It will allow you to set the temperature as you want, depending on the day and also the time of day. These are beneficial if you have a regular schedule for you and your family. You can set the thermostat so the HVAC system does not operate when you are away. It can then be set to turn back on just before you arrive home. This makes the home comfortable and pleasant to be in.

A programmable thermostat works by sensing the air temperature, switching on the air conditioner when the air temperature rises above the thermostat setting, and switching it off once this set temperature has been reached. So, a programmable thermostat lets you choose what times you want the air conditioner to be on, and what temperature it should reach while it is on.

It will allow you to select different temperatures in your home at different times of the day, and days of the week to meet your particular needs.  Turning a programmable room thermostat to a lower setting will not make the room cool down any faster. How quickly the room cools down depends on the design of the cooling system and HVAC unit.

You can program the thermostat the same way for when you are sleeping. The temperature can be adjusted so the HVAC system does not have to operate as much. You can then set it so the temperature is at the desired degree for when you wake up in the morning.

If you are not sure what type of programmable thermostat is right for you, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the one that is best for your home.

 

Why Programmable Thermostats are Beneficial

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If you want to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system, one thing you can benefit from is a programmable thermostat. This will allow you to fine-tune the temperature in your home for every hour of every day. You can enjoy the optimal level of comfort when you are at home and active, and your thermostat will save you money by automatically adjusting the temperatures when you are away or asleep.

 

Most of the programmable thermostats you can purchase come with user friendly digital displays that make it easy for you to set them. Many models let you differentiate between weekday and weekend programs. Some devices are Wi-Fi enabled, so you can change the settings from your computer, smart phone, or tablet. Others come with thoughtful extras such as alerts that tell you when it is time to change your air filter. Virtually all of the models on the market today let you manually override the setting whenever you like without losing your preset programming.

For each degree that you adjust the setting over an eight-hour period, you can expect to shave one percent off your heating or cooling bill. During the summer, program the device to raise the temperature in your home a few degrees while you are away at work or when you retire for the night, and you can reduce your cooling costs by up to twenty percent.

If you have any questions about the programmable thermostat, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options and recommend which thermostat would be right for your home.

Why the Thermostat is Important

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To help you save energy and money, make sure to remember to inspect the thermostat. The thermostat helps to control the air conditioning system in your home, which is the piece that uses the most energy in your home as well. It can also help you to provide good comfort and quality of life for you and your family. Most thermostats are the digital type rather than the manual dial type of thermostat.

 

Not only is it important to get a thermostat that is best for you, but also it is important to know where the location of the thermostat should be in your home. The thermostat should be placed on an interior wall of your home and out of any bright lights or sunlight. It should also be away from windows, doors, and any venting or cooling units. The thermostat should be placed in an open hallway so that it can regulate all the rooms in the home efficiently and effectively. If it is placed too close to the heating or cooling components, the system short cycles. This will cause numerous starts and stops with the HVAC system.

 

Maximize the energy savings without decreasing the comfort level of your home by installing a programmable thermostat. These thermostats can be programmed to adjust the temperature at different points of the days, and even days of the week in order to save you money and energy. There are different options you can use for setting the automatic temperature. Thermostats for seven days allow you to program unique or the same settings for each day. You can set up to four periods each day of the week. The setting of a five-two day allows programmable sessions with separate settings for the weekdays and weekends. The five-one-one day setting allows you to program settings for the weekdays, then one for Saturday and one for Sunday. Most programmable thermostats have liquid crystal temperature displays. Some even have a back-up battery back that comes in useful if the power goes out in your home. That way you do not need to reprogram the time or system. If you have any questions about the thermostat, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on what the best thermostat can be for your home. This way you can keep the home at a comfortable temperature, while also making sure to save money on the monthly energy bills.

Set the Thermostat Correctly

 

 

When you look for ways to keep your home warm and comfortable, there are several things you can do. One thing that can benefit the furnace system is to invest in a programmable thermostat. Older thermostats with dials and sliding components can waste energy. Having a programmable thermostat can allow you to schedule when the furnace should turn on and off. This way you can program the thermostat so it does not warm the house while you are at work or if you are asleep. Some will even come with a vacation setting that can warm your home enough to prevent frozen pipes. If you have a regular schedule of when everyone is away from the home, you will want to program the thermostat to lower the temperature, and then turn back on just before you come home. Also remember to set the thermostat no more than sixty eight degrees Fahrenheit. By doing so, you can save between five and fifteen percent on your monthly heating bills. You can lower the temperature in your home by ten or fifteen degrees when you are asleep or out of the home.

 

Also remember to have the furnace inspected on a regular basis. This way we can inspect the parts and components for the heating system. If you notice that it needs frequent maintenance and repairs, it may be time to invest in a new furnace system for your home. Looking to replace your furnace can help you to save on monthly heating costs. Another indication the furnace may need to be replaced is if it does not heat the home evenly. Make sure to look at the duct vents to ensure they are not covered and blocking the air flow into the home. The furnace may also make strange and loud noises, even after a repair. Saving on your monthly heating bills may be as easy as adjusting the thermostat. If you are not sure what the issue is or need help running the thermostat, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can advise you on your furnace system.