Is Your Thermostat Costing You Money?

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Thermostats are a necessary component of your heating and cooling system. While they might sit on your wall and feel like the remote to your television set, they provide a unique service that can be overlooked by many homeowners. Thermostats are in charge of being the human connection—the temperature regulator that sends the signal you program to the complicated machinery down in your basement. If you’re noticing that the thermostat numbers don’t match the heat or cooling that’s coming from your air ducts, there could be a major problem at hand.

While many homeowners would overlook a thermostat problem, we implore you to schedule HVAC maintenance in Shreveport if you’re experiencing a dissonance between the numbers displayed on your thermostat and what’s actually being produced by your heater. That and the fact that an older thermostat could be costing you money.

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5 Facts About Your Thermostat We Think You Should Know

Monday, June 24th, 2019

digital-thermostatThe thermostat is a small but essential appliance in your home. It’s easy to overlook, but think about the job it does: it controls the comfort levels in your house and the fans circulating the air. (If you have a humidistat as part of the thermostat, it also controls humidity levels.) Unfortunately, people often have misunderstandings about thermostats, and this can end up raising their comfort costs.

We don’t want you to have lesser comfort and higher utility bills because of thermostat myths. We’ll lay out some important truths about your household thermostat to help.

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We Recommend Wi-Fi Thermostats—But Here’s Something You Need to Know

Monday, June 12th, 2017

remote-home-controlsIn a post we wrote at the beginning of the year, we talked about why we recommend having a Wi-Fi thermostat installed for your home’s comfort controls. Here’s a quick rundown:

  • Wi-Fi thermostats help you save energy by allowing you to control the your home’s climate remotely from anywhere you have Internet or satellite access with a smart phone, laptop computer, desktop computer, or tablet.
  • The smart capabilities of Wi-Fi thermostats improve upon your own settings to find new ways to save energy. You don’t have to do the work—the thermostat will take care of it.

When you’re planning to have a new HVAC system installed, there’s no reason not to have a Wi-Fi thermostat included as part of the installation. You want to receive the best performance from any new comfort system, and including the best type of thermostat will help see you get that best performance.

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We Recommend Wi-Fi Thermostats—Here’s Why

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

wi-fi-thermosataThe poor thermostat! It’s often the most overlooked and neglected part of any home’s heating and cooling system, even though it’s one of its key components. After all, the thermostat is the control panel for the HVAC system, the place where a homeowner interacts with the air conditioning and heating. But since the thermostat is such an unassuming device, designed to blend in with the home décor, people often take it for granted.

But ignoring a home’s thermostat can mean trouble. An inferior thermostat will lead to poor comfort and increased energy waste. As we wrote about a few weeks ago on this blog, simply taking the time to properly adjust the thermostat during the year can help lower your energy bills. Imagine what a major thermostat technology upgrade can do!

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The Secret of Thermostat Settings in Winter

Monday, December 26th, 2016

This blog title sounds a touch ominous and mysterious, doesn’t it? But if it got your attention, then it’s done its job—because the “secret” we’re going to share here can help you save on your energy bills over the winter and give your heating system a longer, less-troubled service life.

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Energy Savings in Spring and Summer with Thermostat Settings

Monday, April 18th, 2016

With the weather warming, air conditioning systems are going to start up… and most of them will stay at work for months to come. Along with nice, cool indoor temperatures, this also means higher energy bills. However, you may be paying more to cool your home during warm weather than is necessary. Regular maintenance, replacing an old system, and having the ductwork cleaned can help rein in those bills. But there’s a simple step you can take right now with your AC, which is learning the best way to set the thermostat so there’s little energy waste.

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Should I Run My Heater or AC All Day, Even When I’m Not Home?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

There are numerous misunderstandings and myths circulating about HVAC equipment and how to properly heat or cool a home—and the Internet has only made these misconceptions spread faster. For example, pushing up the thermostat to its highest setting won’t heat up a home faster, it only keeps the heater running longer.

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3 Ways You Can Save on Air Conditioning Costs during the Summer

Monday, June 29th, 2015

The cost of keeping a home cool during a long and humid summer in the Shreveport area can be quite high. However, the bills you’re currently paying may be higher than necessary. There are some ways that you can cut down on how much it costs you to operate your AC. We’ve listed a few below. If you need additional help, you can always give us a call—we’re glad to provide professional work that will see you have the most efficient AC possible.

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