For the very obvious reason of our intense, long-lasting summer heat, reliable air conditioning is a top priority for homeowners throughout the area. Of course, “reliable” is not enough. Your air conditioner must also function effectively. You don’t necessarily need to replace your entire air conditioning system to start getting a better cooler experience, fortunately. One step that we often recommend to homeowners is simply upgrading their thermostats.
Your thermostat is the hub through which you control your air conditioner, after all. Even so, too many homeowners out there are using outdated models that fail to deliver on the promise of their air conditioning systems’ true potential. We aim to rectify this situation with our residential air conditioning services in Cocoa, FL. Read on to learn more about the thermostats that are out there, and why you may want to seriously consider replacing yours with a more advanced model. You don’t need to go top-of-the-line, but don’t settle for bottom of the barrel, either!
Still Using Manual Controls? Stop Using Manual Controls!
Okay, so push-buttons are still technically manual controls. What we’re really suggesting that you leave behind are the old slider and dial thermostats. If you are still using such a thermostat to regulate the operation of your HVAC system, then you are standing by a relic that has nothing to offer anymore. Will it still regulate the system? Sure. Will it do the best possible job of it? Not by a long shot.
The main reason for this is the fact that such manual thermostats leave a lot of wiggle room in terms of the temperature that you think you’re setting and the temperature that you are actually setting. Pushing buttons up and down and reading the temperature clearly denoted in an LCD screen is the first major step toward a better cooling (and heating) performance.
What Are My Other Options?
There are quite a few. It really depends upon how much technology you like to integrate into your home. At the very least, get a programmable thermostat with the aforementioned push-button controls and display screen. In addition to setting temperatures accurately, these thermostats allow you to create heating and cooling programs based around your own personal schedule. You’re not going to have to run the AC all day in an empty house as if it were full, but you won’t have to come home to a sweltering home and start cooling it from scratch at the end of the day, either.
Of course, there are also more advanced thermostats out there. The wireless thermostat, for instance, has a receiver hardwired into the system, but the thermostat itself can be moved around the house. This helps if you have hot or cold spots to deal with, or if the original thermostat location is right by a door or window.
If you’re at all interested in home automation, or you like to take control of things through your smartphone or tablet, then a smart thermostat is definitely worth looking into. Control your system remotely, track energy usage, and much more.
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