When you are too hot or too cold, you reach for the thermostat, but what do you really know about this basic household device? Thermostats keep your HVAC system’s temperature under control and adjust as needed to maintain the appropriate temperature. It is the brain of the HVAC system, telling it what to do and when to do it.
So, whether you’re experiencing difficulty with your current thermostat or you want to upgrade, our team is available to help you out. Our NATE-certified technicians provide quality, affordable services for thermostat troubleshooting, thermostat replacement, thermostat repair, and smart thermostat installation for all makes and models of smart thermostats.
What Are the Types of Thermostats?
Which type of thermostat will you choose?
The basic type of thermostat is the non-programmable thermostat. They regulate your heating and cooling systems. You manually set the temperature point to the desired temperature. Modern non-programmable thermostats provide dual power options, LED, and backlit displays.
A programmable thermostat can adjust the temperature following several predetermined settings that kick in at different times.
A smart thermostat has Wi-Fi functionality, so you can use your phone or computer to control the heating and cooling settings in your house. Compared to programmable or non-programmable thermostats, smart thermostats offer greater control, convenience, and energy savings.
Why Should You Schedule a Smart Thermostat Installation?
Since a smart thermostat operates over Wi-Fi, you can control it with your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Some manufacturers add built-in movement detectors. These devices detect when you are at or away from home. A smart thermostat can learn your family’s patterns to identify individual preferences and establish a routine.
The benefits of this technology include the following.
A smart thermostat enables you to remotely control your HVAC system based on your schedule. Without pressing a single button, you can manage the optimum settings. The thermostat can maintain a suitable temperature for you, turn the system down when you’re not home, and switch off the air conditioning at preset times. This is an excellent technique for lowering your energy costs.
Tracking Energy Usage
Smart thermostats can track how much energy your house consumes. You can examine monthly energy data on the smart device’s internet site, making it convenient to monitor consumption patterns. Use this information to discover how much energy your HVAC system is using, take measures to minimize energy usage, and reduce cost.
Easy to use and program
Its touchscreen has an attractive design that makes it easy to use and program. The thermostat automatically changes to the settings you’ve selected, but it also uses specialized sensors to learn your movement patterns. Some answer voice commands while others observe the weather to make the necessary adjustments on their own.
DTC Air Conditioning & Heating, the Smart Choice for Thermostat Service
If you’re switching from a traditional to a smart thermostat, a licensed and insured HVAC technician can recommend the right model for your thermostat replacement. These devices require a common wire (C-wire) from your 24v heating system to your thermostat. We’ll also need to install a C-wire to complete a new thermostat installation.
Although extremely reliable, smart thermostats need occasional maintenance to avoid expensive thermostat repairs in the future. Your pro will explain the best time to schedule maintenance based on the manufacturer’s recommendations. Of course, you can always contact us for thermostat troubleshooting.
Ensure that your thermostat is repaired or replaced by a specialist, as your HVAC system cannot function effectively without it. If you live in Georgetown, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, or surrounding areas, contact DTC Air Conditioning & Heating for all your thermostat services.