Temperatures in the High Desert communities fluctuate widely from season to season and even from day to night. Having a thermostat that can keep up with these changes on its own is an easy way of saving money on heating and cooling costs and keeping your home or business more comfortable.
Advantages of Smart Thermostats
Programmable smart thermostats are easy to install, easy to use, and pay for themselves within a year or two of installation. Rebates from utility companies and energy conservation programs are also often available, making a new smart thermostat for your home even more affordable.
Smart thermostats can save up to 12 percent on monthly heating and 15 percent on monthly air conditioning bills, according to a recent study. Besides saving money, a smart thermostat can make your High Desert home or business more comfortable by automatically turning on the heater or AC before you arrive.
In addition, smart thermostats can be accessed from almost anywhere via a smartphone or internet connection. This means you can manually adjust temperatures at home, business, or even in multiple units from your phone or laptop if you need to override the programmed settings.
Maintaining Your Smart Thermostat in the High Desert
The thermostat is the control center for your heating and air conditioning system. It controls the furnace, heat pump, fans, and blowers which deliver the heated or cooled air. Even if you have a smart thermostat, it can only be as efficient as the rest of the system. To get the most efficiency out of your smart thermostat, it is important to regularly maintain the entire HVAC system.
An easy way of making sure your heating and cooling system and its thermostat are always running at top energy efficiency is with regularly scheduled maintenance by a technician from Elite Climate Control.
Regular maintenance servicing is recommended twice a year, in spring and fall. This schedule helps assure your system is working its best when temperatures are moving between the hot and cold seasons. Regular maintenance servicing includes;
- Inspection of belts, fans, blowers, and motors,
- Refrigerant level check,
- Lubrication of moving parts,
- Replacement of filters as needed,
- Checking the air pressure and carbon monoxide levels,
- Adjustment of dampers, registers, and vents,
- Inspection of electronic components,
- Inspection and adjustment of thermostat.
For the best energy efficiency from your smart thermostat, consider scheduling regular maintenance services for your heating and air conditioning system.