4 Hot Tips on Thermostats

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Thermostat technology has advanced greatly in recent years.

Thermostat technologies allow the home or business owner to optimize for comfort, efficiency, convenience, or some balance of the three.

Here are a few tips that relate to thermostats:

  1. Programmable thermostats allow you to keep the home at a temperature that is easier and quicker to cool than if you turn the system completely off while gone. Set your away time on your thermostat to the highest temperature you want to feel when you walk into your home.
  2. Thermostat technology has grown tremendously over the last few years. Units range from the old manual type, to units with daily, weekly, and weekend vs. weekday timers, to units that can be accessed and adjusted over the Internet while you’re away.
  3. Many brands are offering thermostats that you can control from a computer or mobile device while away from home. Be sure to buy one that is compatible with your system.
  4. When you are deciding on a new thermostat, consider how likely you are to actually set up and use advanced features before paying extra money for the latest and greatest technology.

Do you have a favorite thermostat tip? Please share in the comments below.

If your AC needs repair or service, please call us at 562-944-2118 to set up an appointment.

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Tip # 2 Check the Power

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Circuit Breakers

I know you will be rolling your eyes on this one. But you would be surprised at how many times we get called for a breakdown when the only problem is a tripped breaker. This simply means that the circuit no longer has power and needs to be reset by turning off the breaker and turning it back on. It is usually a double breaker marked AC.

Now, of course, if you have repeated experiences with the breaker tripping, you should probably have the system looked at by a professional.

If you suspect that your unit requires a repair, don’t take a chance, give us a call at (562) 944-2118.