Programmable Thermostat

Facts About Thermostat Setting For Summer In Phoenix Arizona

By // 2017.08.01

Thermostat Setting For Summer In Phoenix Arizona

Besides the remote control, the thermostat is arguably the most contested piece of equipment that is fought over inside any home. And due to the fact that many people have differing preferences to heat or cold, the thermostat tends to be adjusted more frequently during the summer. However, this tends to bring up a common problem – energy costs. So, in order to separate some of the myths about thermostat setting for summer in Phoenix, here are some facts to consider.

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Increase the Lifespan of an AC Unit in Phoenix [4 Tips]

By // 2016.07.19

increase the lifespan of an AC unit in PhoenixAn air conditioner is one of the most important, expensive investments that you will ever make as a homeowner. Because of this, properly caring for your air conditioner is crucial in both protecting your investment and increasing your unit’s lifespan. Properly maintaining your air conditioner means extending its lifespan by years, possibly decades, and often avoiding onerously expensive repair costs. Read on to learn how to increase the lifespan of an AC unit in Phoenix and find out how regular maintenance from an experienced tech will keep your air conditioner running well into the future.

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3 Reasons Why My AC Is Not Cooling Down My Phoenix Home

By // 2016.06.07

Why is my AC not cooling downIt’s the heat of the summer; it’s coming on fast, and we rely on our air conditioning systems to keep our homes cool and comfortable during the long, dog days of that season. When the fan is blowing but cool air isn’t coming out, it can be a real nightmare for the homeowner dealing with 100-degree days.

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Ways to Keep Phoenix Furnace Maintenance Costs Low

By // 2016.01.26

Phoenix furnace maintenanceA home furnace is a significant investment, so keeping up with Phoenix furnace maintenance is pivotal for getting the best service life out of your system. Homeowners should diligently monitor their system and its performance while taking note of any irregularities. They should also use best practices in their home that help consistently reduce the workload placed upon the system.

Habits like these help ensure that your furnace will be cheaper to maintain and last longer over an extended period. Use these following tips when trying to get the best performance possible out of your furnace system without having to break the bank to keep it running.

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Improper Installation of Wi-fi Thermostats Is A Problem

By // 2014.09.16

Improper Installation of Wifi ThermostatsImproper Installation of Wi-Fi Thermostats by Cable and Security Companies

Did you know that an improperly installed WiFi Thermostat could lead to significant issues for homeowners in the Phoenix Valley? From increases in energy bills to complete system breakdown, a recent outbreak in poorly installed programmable thermostats by inexperienced cable and security technicians are causing more problems than they should. There are several reasons for this.

Why An HVAC Specialist Should Always Install Anything Related To HVAC

First – Lack Of Proper Training Leads To Several Improper Installations Of Wi-Fi Thermostats

It’s often assumed that if you have basic knowledge about electrical components you can pretty much install anything electronic inside a house. This statement holds true when the piece of electronic equipment is not specialized. However, programmable thermostats are very detailed systems that require extensive training directly from the manufacturer and a complete understanding of the HVAC system they operate.

Sadly, many cable and security companies have begun to offer programmable thermostat sales and installations as an extra service for creating ‘smart homes’. Most of these companies have their technicians take a quick one-hour training class on how to install these systems.

Lacking from these training courses includes:

  • Detailed instructions on how to install programmable WiFi thermostats for specific HVAC systems. Contrary to popular belief, not all HVAC systems are created equal. In fact, every manufacturer, type, style and size of AC or heating system requires specific types of thermostats, wiring, and set up procedures to be completed. This experience is often gained through years of practical, on-the-job training.
  • No instruction on emergency situations. A common problem with HVAC thermostat installation is that they don’t always go ‘by the book’. This is when an experienced HVAC technician has the practical knowledge to adapt to changes and properly install, calibrate and test the unit.
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