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If your thermostat has manual sliders and dials and would look fine on the set of The Odd Couple, then it’s out-of-date.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If your thermostat has a digital screen and would look fine on the set of Seinfeld, then it’s out-of-date.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has a programmable digital screen, but doesn’t look like it should be on the set of 2001: A Space Odyssey, then it’s out-of-date.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.