Use Your Thermostat Like a Pro

Monday, January 16th, 2023

Do you know the exciting feeling of having a new, high-tech computer or TV? You briskly parse through the manual learning all the new tricks of how to use such an incredible new piece of technology. This system is just so much more advanced and better built than the one you had before. That exhilarating feeling, the pure excitement and energy, all of that is what comes with a new piece of technology.

Well, what if we told you that you could have that feeling when you upgrade your thermostat? New smart thermostats might seem like luxury products, but they’re actually highly advanced technological marvels covered in shiny plastic or metal. They’re designed to look simple, but in reality they’re complex and can do a whole lot for your home–as long as you use them properly.

Let’s go on a journey to discuss the best thermostat tips in Joliet, IL, so you can start using your system like a pro!

Pay Close Attention to the Readings

The first tip we’re going to talk about for thermostat owners is to take a close look at the temperature setting. Old thermostats will probably only list one number which is what you set it to. Newer thermostats, especially digital ones that were made after the new millennia will likely tell you the temperature setting as well as what the temperature actually is inside. These are helpful things to know, so you can tell if something is wrong or if your thermostat is sending the right signals to your HVAC system.

However, if you’ve got a smart thermostat, there’s a whole lot more information to be gained from reading the thermostat system than from a regular, older unit. Smart thermostats can tell you how much energy or fuel is being used, ways to curb your energy waste, and will even tell you weather readouts for how cold or hot it’s going to get outside, so you can plan accordingly.

Basically, smart thermostats give you the information you need to be a more responsible homeowner.

Set a Mild Temperature Threshold

There are households all across the country that simply don’t touch their thermostats for most of the winter or summer season. They know what temperature they like and they don’t want to change it. It makes sense to us!

However, for those who are anxious about their energy or heating bills every month, it’s important to make sure you’re setting your thermostat correctly. Mild temperatures are always better than extremes, and they allow you to ease the burden on your HVAC system so it lasts longer and runs more efficiently. Then, you can either bundle up in the winter, or wear loose-fitting clothing in the summer to feel better without paying money.

Use It From Anywhere

This tip is going to only be for those who upgrade their thermostats to smart or Wi-Fi model systems. These units can be controlled from anywhere, whether on your smartphone or a home tablet, so you don’t even have to get out of bed to check on or change the temperature of your home! Use this ability to make your life feel more convenient.

Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc., where we put your comfort first! Contact us for a smart thermostat installation.

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