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How an Old Thermostat Short-Changes You

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Hanging on to certain household items can become a badge of honor for some homeowners. For instance, using the microwave that dates back to 1987. Sometimes this also happens with thermostats. They are rather easy to forget about, but this means you are losing sight of the fact of how powerful this small component really is, especially if your HVAC system has been upgraded in the last five years. The heating and cooling pros from Command A/C can help you find a new thermostat that matches your heating and cooling system and that also offers you some of the benefits listed below:

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How the Right Thermostat Makes for Better Cooling

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Energy efficiency is a top priority with many homeowners. When it comes to whole home air conditioning, it can be easy to focus on the big things in regard to your AC, such as its SEER rating, whether or not to use a ductless system, etc. However, there’s one component that is often overlooked, and it’s unfortunate because it’s a powerful one: your system’s thermostat.

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3 Reasons to Install a New Thermostat

Monday, April 27th, 2015

The weather in Cypress, CA gets hot early and stays that way well into fall, meaning that homeowners need to keep their HVAC systems well-maintained if they want to combat the high temperatures. In addition to the central unit and the ducts, you should take a close look at your thermostat, which needs to accurately read the temperature if your air conditioning system is going to work. You may also want to consider replacing an older or outdated thermostat with a new model. Here are 3 reasons to install a new thermostat that you should think about when getting your home ready for summer.

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Is It Time to Upgrade Your Thermostat?

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Your home’s comfort system—air conditioner, heater—is truly a system: a set of components working together, even as they operate individually, toward a single goal. The thermostat, although far removed from the cabinets of your heater and air conditioner, is part of that system. It works under its own power and with its own controls, but if it malfunctions or breaks, it will severely affect or halt the operation of your comfort system.

It’s also important for the thermostat to remain up-to-date to match your air conditioner and heater… and homeowners often neglect to upgrade their thermostats even when they install new heating and cooling. It’s common to see a thirty-year-old manual thermostat operating a two-year-old high efficiency AC.

When it comes to air conditioning installation in Orange, CA, you can trust Command A/C and our experienced team.

Here are three indicators that you need to upgrade your home’s thermostat for better comfort and increased efficiency:

1. You have a manual thermostat

If your thermostat has manual sliders and dials and would look fine on the set of The Odd Couple, then it’s out-of-date. Manual thermostats lack the fine precision of digital models and have a large margin for error that means you won’t have the best comfort from your setting of choice. Lack of precision also means energy waste.

2. You have a digital thermostat without programming

If your thermostat has a digital screen and would look fine on the set of Seinfeld, then it’s out-of-date. Digital thermostats are superior when it comes to closely targeting temperatures and providing easy-to-read temperature information, but programmable thermostats provide you with a great tool for saving energy and always waking up/coming home to a house that’s the ideal temperature.

3. You have a digital programmable thermostat without “smart” technology

If your thermostat has a programmable digital screen, but doesn’t look like it should be on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey, then it’s out-of-date. Smart thermostats take programmable to the next level of control: they learn your patterns and develop a heating and cooling program to match it. You can connect to them through Wi-Fi and see how much energy you’re saving each month, and you can also remotely shut them on and off through your smart phone or tablet.

In short, it’s probably time to upgrade your thermostat. It’s a small, quick job, but the benefits from it are immense. Your thermostat should match your air conditioner and heater in how it performs. Even if you have no immediate plans for new air conditioning installation in Orange, CA, look into a new thermostat.

Command A/C has a variety of thermostat models we can install. We’ll help you find the best one for you.

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Cypress, CA Air Conditioning: Benefits of Air Conditioning Upgrades

Friday, May 24th, 2013

If you cannot count on an efficient, effective performance from your air conditioning system in California, you are going to be in for a long, uncomfortable summer. Luckily, the Cypress, CA air conditioning professionals at Command A/C are here to handle any air conditioning services that you may need. We have the AC upgrades that you need to enjoy a better performance from your air conditioning system this cooling season. Contact us today to learn more. Whatever issues you may have with your air conditioner, we have what it takes to help you make it through the hot summer months with the comfort that you deserve.

One of the most basic ways that you may choose to upgrade your air conditioning system is upgrade your thermostat. It is your thermostat, after all, that you use in order to control the rest of your air conditioning system. Of all the components that make up your AC system, your thermostat is by far the one that you have the most direct interaction with. Make sure that you have the thermostat most suited to your needs and AC usage habits.

If you still use and old manual thermostat, you should seriously consider upgrading to a digital model. Not only are digital displays easier to read that the old round models, but push button controls also make setting thermostats accurately even easier. If you really want to take advantage of your thermostat, you may want to have a programmable model installed. With a programmable thermostat you can create cooling programs based around your individual schedule.

A zone control system installation is another great way to improve the efficiency with which your air conditioning system operates. Zone control systems allow you to cool different areas of your home independently, meaning that you do not need to cool your entire house just to keep guests in the living room comfortable. Enjoy greater efficiency and greater comfort control at the same time.

For more information about how AC upgrades can benefit your home, contact the Cypress, CA air conditioning technicians at Command A/C. Your comfort is our top priority. Let us help you keep your cool this summer.

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