Keeping An Eye On That Dial
Your thermostat will get a lot of use this season as the cold air finally rolls through town. While keeping your HVAC system routinely maintained helps tremendously, you also want to make sure your thermostat is running smoothly as well. Think of your thermostat as the command center for an HVAC system, and without a pepper command center, your HVAC system is not going to know what to do. So avoid the hassle of uneven temperatures and high energy bills by running through this checklist to see how you can have that thermostat running at its best.
Cleaning Your Thermostat
This might seem obvious to many of you, at least we hope, but you need to clean your thermostat regularly if you were not aware. From cobwebs to dust and grime, any build-up of nasty pollutants can mess with your thermostat. A build-up of dirt and grime can mess with the electrical components of your thermostat and cause issues for your home’s HVAC system. Take a minute to wipe down and clean your thermostat to avoid costly repairs and higher energy bills.
Monitor Your Energy Bill
The best sign to spot a thermostat that is not working properly is a higher than average energy bill. If you have a smart thermostat, you can easily track your energy usage to anticipate your energy bill easily. If your energy bill is high and you rule out possible issues with your HVAC system, there may be an issue with your thermostat's wiring. Signs of a faulty thermostat can include:
- Your HVAC system is randomly shutting off.
- Uneven cooling or heating across your home.
- Your HVAC system is taking longer to switch from cooling to heating or vice versa.
A simple call to (800) 704-7340 can set you up with our team to help make sure your thermostat components are working correctly.
Don’t Be Greedy With That Dial
While you may be tempted to crank up the heat in the fall to get all nice and cozy, you can save money by keeping your thermostat around a cool 68 degrees to avoid higher energy bills. The less energy your HVAC system uses, the lower your monthly bills, and every dollar can add up.
Out With The Old And In With The New
If you still have those old thermostats with a dial, you may want to consider an upgrade to a programmable digital thermostat. Newer model smart thermostats can save you money and even keep track of your home’s energy usage so it can better adapt to your lifestyle. While an upgrade will cost you a noticeable amount of money, consider the savings you will have by cutting down on your monthly energy bills.
At Pro Energy Solutions our pros can help answer all your questions about your thermostat and help you find the right solution for you. So give us a call at (800) 704-7340, and we can help find the solution that will save you money and make your life easier!