Is Your Thermostat Doing Its Job?
Contact the Bay Area’s HVAC Experts to Find Out
The thermostat is the key to a properly functioning HVAC system. Although it seems like a simple device, a thermostat is actually a complex piece of equipment with an important responsibility. When it’s working properly and used correctly, your thermostat regulates the climate control process in your home. California Heating and Cooling can service your existing thermostat to make sure that it is operating as it should. We can also help you upgrade to a type of thermostat that will lower your household energy usage.
What Kind of Thermostat Is Best?
The answer to that question depends upon your preferences. If you like manually adjusting the temperature in your home, a basic, non-programmable thermostat is the right choice for you.
If, however, you want to program settings that are optimized to your schedule, a programmable thermostat is your best bet. You can choose different temperatures for when you are home and when you’re away from home, which will reduce your furnace’s workload and make it last longer, saving on repair and replacement costs. Unfortunately, a large percentage of programmable thermostats are programmed incorrectly – or not at all. We’ll make sure that you know how to use your programmable thermostat to get the best results.
Wi-Fi and smart thermostats are examples of programmable thermostats. You can access both via your smartphone or computer, using your wireless network. A smart thermostat goes a step further, by storing information about your usage patterns and applying that data to your temperature settings. Programmable thermostats are more expensive than their nonprogrammable counterparts, but they save money over time by making your HVAC system more energy-efficient.