Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Thermostats’

Ready to Upgrade Your Thermostat?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

programmable-thermostatFor 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 Even so, too many homeowners out there are using outdated models that fail to deliver on the promise of their air conditioning systems’ true potential.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!

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How a Miscalibrated Thermostat Impairs Your HVAC System

Monday, September 1st, 2014

A thermostat can make or break an HVAC system: you might have the most advanced heater and air conditioner installed in your home, but without an adequately working thermostat, you won’t be able to accurately control or program the system, resulting in inefficient performance and a lowering of comfort. Often, these malfunctions will resemble another type of repair trouble with the system, but when you call on technicians experienced with heating and cooling technology, they will quickly get to the bottom of the problem and find out if the thermostat is at fault.

In some cases, you should have a new thermostat installed to replace the damaged older one; this is an especially good idea if you have an older manual thermostat or a non-programmable digital model. Not only will the new thermostat take care of the repair trouble, but it will perform more effectively than the older one did and give you energy saving performance and better comfort.

To talk to experts in thermostats in Rockledge, FL for any services you may need, contact Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. today.

Thermostat miscalibration

The most common problem that thermostats encounter, one that often goes undetected at first, is miscalibration. A miscalibrated thermostat will inaccurately gauge the indoor temperature, and will then turn the heater and air conditioner on and off at the wrong times—either running too long and running too short. It only takes a few degrees of miscalibration to throw off the comfort in your house and cause the HVAC system to start draining energy unnecessarily. If the thermostat causes the system to run longer than it should, it will also cause the heater or AC to age faster.

Another potential problem from a miscalibrated thermostat is “short cycling.” This happens when the heater or AC stops its heating/cooling cycle too early because the thermostat incorrectly read that the target temperature was reached. The system halts prematurely—only to turn back on a short time later and repeat the process. This places tremendous strain on the HVAC system, and it will cost more to run since heaters and air conditioners use up the most power when they start up.

If you have noticed uneven temperatures in your home, a heater or air conditioner that seems to come on and off when it shouldn’t, or a short cycling HVAC system, then call for professional repair technicians. If your thermostat is miscalibrated, they will set it so it reads temperatures correctly again. They will also advise you if they think that you should replace an older thermostat.

Contact Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. for comprehensive services to install, replace, or repair thermostats in Rockledge, FL.

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Save Energy!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Save Energy | Orlando | Next GenerationAn easy way to save energy this summer is to close your curtains. Sunlight can raise your indoor air temperature, which makes your air conditioner work harder to keep your home cool. If you close the curtains before you leave for work and open them when you come home, you will keep the sun from heating your rooms up during the hottest parts of the day. Combined with a programmable thermostat to turn up the temperature when you are not home, you can save a lot of energy!

Next Generation Air & Heat can help you with all of your heating, air conditioning, indoor air quality, and duct cleaning services in Orlando and the Greater Brevard County area.

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The Importance of your Thermostat

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Did you know that the placement of your thermostat can have an impact on your home’s energy efficiency? If your thermostat is very close to something that generates heat, such as a lamp or TV, it can register your house as hotter as than it actually is and make your air conditioner run longer. Even something little, like if your thermostat is in direct sunlight, can lead to inaccurate readings and wasted energy.  Make sure that your thermostat is properly placed and calibrated to keep your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible.

Thinking about upgrading to the most accurate thermostat technology? Just a few degrees difference can make a huge impact on your energy bill! Many people don’t realize the importance of their thermostat, but in reality this piece of equipment is responsible for monitoring the temperature of your whole home! Contact Next Generation today to find out more about your thermostat options. We have wireless, digital, and wired models available to fit the needs of any household.

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New Thermostats – Are they Worth the Investment in Indian Harbour Beach?

Friday, August 19th, 2011

When you are trying to save money around your Indian Harbour Beach house, a new thermostat is definitely worth looking into. Sure, your old thermostat works fine. But there are a lot of features available on newer models that can help you save money on your heating and cooling costs throughout the year.

And you do not need to wait until it is time to replace your home comfort system to upgrade your thermostat. Most thermostats can work with many different types of heating and cooling systems. So no matter what type of HVAC system you have or how old it is, you should be able to integrate some type of new thermostat into it.

But how can a new thermostat save you money? Well, they simply offer a lot of features that you can use to your advantage. For instance, even the most basic programmable thermostat can let you set different temperatures for different times of day. You can program the thermostat to turn the heat down during the day when no one is home and then you can have the heat switch back on just before you get home.

That way, you can come home to a nice, warm house without having to pay to heat it all day long when it is empty. Many newer thermostats also are more accurate and can provide more pinpoint control of your heating and cooling system. That means that you will not be wasting money because your heating system gets the actual temperature in your house up to 75°F when you only really need it to hit 72°F.

Newer thermostats help you to save money in a variety of ways, and that savings will more than pay for the cost of having a new thermostat installed. That is because thermostats are actually quite cheap and easy to install. A relatively basic programmable thermostat should not run you more than $100, and even if you opt for one of the more advanced systems out there, you will not pay more than a few hundred dollars.

That is a small price to pay considering the increased comfort possible with a state of the art thermostat and the potential for savings every month on your heating or cooling bills. Plus, you likely paid a considerable amount to have that state of the art HVAC system put in. It is worth paying just a bit more so that you can get the most possible out of it.

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