Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘thermostat’

Do You Need a New Thermostat?

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Setting the Thermostat: Fan On or Auto?You wouldn’t be able to play a video or computer game without a controller or a mouse and keyboard. There would be no way to translate what you wanted your character to get done! Similarly, you can’t operate your air conditioner without a working thermostat. 

Thermostats are the brains of your home comfort operation. A good Fresno thermostat can help you enjoy the best possible control of your home’s temperature. A bad one can undercut your comfort and your energy efficiency.

If you are wondering how you can figure out whether or not you have a bad thermostat that needs to be upgraded, we’ve provided some guidelines to help you figure it out.

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Make the Switch to a Smart Thermostat Today!

Monday, March 4th, 2019

Your heater and air conditioner, no matter how great they are, would render useless without your thermostat. Your thermostat allows you to interact with both of your HVAC systems in order to create a comfortable environment inside your home. Modern advances in thermostat technology have allowed for greater efficiency and comfort, and homeowners across the country are making the switch to a smart thermostat. Old, outdated manual and digital thermostats simply can’t do what newer models can.

If you are curious about upgrading your thermostat, be sure to consult with a professional for your HVAC service in Fresno, CA.  There are so many options on the market today, and you want to be sure that you select the model that will best meet your home’s individual needs. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we have highlighted just some of the many reasons why you should make the switch to a smart thermostat. Keep reading to learn more. 

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Why Upgrade Your Thermostat This Summer?

Monday, May 29th, 2017

electric-fanTo answer the question posed in the title of this post very quickly: to save energy, reduce cooling costs, and live even more comfortably while doing so. Now, we know that this may sound too good to be true, but we are here to tell you that simply upgrading your thermostat in Hanford, CA can actually offer you such major benefits.

Just remember that, while a thermostat may not seem all that complex, only trained professionals can guarantee that your new thermostat is installed properly and integrated into your AC system at large correctly. Don’t waste your money on a new thermostat if you are not going to schedule the quality services that that thermostat needs to excel in its operation. Work with us, and you need have no such concerns.

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Don’t Leave the Batteries in Your Thermostat to Die

Monday, December 12th, 2016

There are a lot of different components in your HVAC systems, but you don’t have much direct interaction with most of them. However, you have plenty of interaction with your thermostat. It is the device with which you control the entire HVAC system, and you need it to function properly.

That is why we recommend that you change the batteries in your thermostat before the start of the heating season. The last thing that you want to do is wake up in a freezing house in the morning, just because your batteries died. Following are few points of consideration regarding your thermostat in Fresno, CA.

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Program Your Thermostat and Save this Season

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Program Your Thermostat and Save this SeasonIt’s important to keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter. But how can you do it without driving your energy bills up and having it cost you an arm and a leg? There are a number of steps you can take. One of the simplest is to use a programmable thermostat.

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Did You Know Turning Down Your Water Heater Temperature Saves Money?

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

fresno, california, water heater, water heater temperature, turning down water heater temperature, lower energy bill, thermostat,When you want to save money on your heating bill, you probably turn back the temperature inside your home at the thermostat. It’s simple and it makes sense. The same logic can be used to save money with your water heater by turning back your water heater temperature.

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How Can You Manage Hot and Cold Spots Throughout Your Home?

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

How Can You Manage Hot and Cold Spots Throughout Your Home?If you’re suffering from hot and cold flashes — and you’re not the only one — it’s probably related to your HVAC system. It’s not uncommon to have hot and cold spots in your home. Luckily, there are steps you can take to manage these temperature swings so that you and your family stay consistently comfortable.

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Setting the Thermostat: Fan On or Auto?

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Setting the Thermostat: Fan On or Auto?In addition to designating a comfortable temperature, setting the thermostat involves making a choice about air circulation. Air movement is an important air conditioning function whether the primary cooling components—the compressor and coils—are operating or not. Anytime the system fan is running, over 1,000 cubic feet of air is circulating every minute through the ductwork.

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Maximize Energy Savings This Summer With Your Programmable Thermostat

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Maximize Energy Savings This Summer With Your Programmable ThermostatSome energy efficiency home upgrades are really just changes in your habits, like setting back the thermostat when you’re asleep or away from home. But habit changes can be a hassle, which is why upgrading to a programmable thermostat is a smart move. It takes the hassle out of resetting your thermostat multiple times of day, making it much more likely that you’ll stick with it.

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How an Air Conditioner Works: 7 Parts You Need to Know

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Air conditioners are complex machines that manipulate refrigerant to cool your Fresno home. If one component of the air conditioner isn’t functioning correctly, it can affect other parts or the entire air conditioner. To enjoy maximum cooling efficiency this season, it helps to know how an air conditioner works so you may better identify problems and realize the importance of maintenance.

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