It’s a well-known fact that with every year that passes, technology steadily advances. From TVs to phones and now smart homes, progress has been relentless, and one of the things that has been re-engineered by technology is the humble thermostat. In the past, you had to get up and fiddle with the thermostat’s dial to bring up your home’s temperature. These days, however, there’s been an influx of heating and cooling units on the market with thermostats that can be programmed and automated.
How, exactly, can you use this to your advantage? In today’s post, your heating repair specialists from Airworks can show you how.
Program Your Thermostat Correctly
Most modern thermostat units use a combination of touch screens, remotes and smart programming, though many people overlook these perks after having them installed. By taking advantage of this smarter programming, you can set your thermostat up to ‘learn’ your family’s schedule and adjust it accordingly, which makes things easier for you.
Don’t Abuse the Thermostat
Messing with your thermostat settings all the time will prevent you from capitalizing on the energy savings you can potentially get from a programmable thermostat. For example, if your home seems a little cold during the day, don’t automatically turn up the thermostat; instead, dress in layers and open the curtains to let in some sunlight and natural heating.
Use Control Systems to Your Advantage
Hardly any of the HVAC systems from the past ever utilized three components at once, and the control systems that are ubiquitous in today’s units were basically non-existent. Today, you can take advantage of modern sensors to monitor and analyze the state of each room, though this may require additional hardware or zoning systems. A centralized HVAC system can also be used by multiple people; in other words, people in different rooms can adjust the temperature in their particular space as they wish without affecting that of the others.
To learn more about Airworks’ heating and air conditioning services, call us at (406) 630-4170. You can also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate. We serve Kalispell, MT, and other nearby areas.