iAir Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Thermostats’

3 Ways to Lower Your Cooling Costs

Monday, July 17th, 2017

lower-cooling-costsSummers in south Texas are hot and humid, which puts your air conditioner in the position of having to perform all day every day in most cases. Ideally, your system will be up for the challenge, though in most cases, higher energy bills are inevitable during the summer months. Be careful, however, that the inevitable reality of paying more for air conditioning during the hottest parts of the year masks the fact that you’re paying more than you should. A few tips and tricks can make a huge difference as far as those high monthly costs go.

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Get Your Older Thermostat Replaced

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Thermostats_Temperature_iStock_000044457922_Full-meEveryone wants their heating system and air conditioning system to function more effectively, and to do their jobs without costing more than they should. But replacing an entire system is expensive, and as long as it continues to run reliably, that’s not usually a step that homeowners wish to take. However, HVAC systems consist of more than just the heaters or air conditioners themselves, and while buying a whole new system is expensive, making sensible upgrades here and there isn’t.

Consider, for example, your thermostat, which acts as your control panel for the entire system. Most thermostats can do their jobs for many years without complaint, and if you’ve had yours for a long time, congratulations.

But there have been some exciting advances made in the past few years, and if you have an older thermostat, you might want to think about replacing it even if it continues to work effectively.

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Consider the Benefits of a New Thermostat

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Thermostats are designed to last for a long time, and they’re usually such a staple in our homes that we hardly think about them except on these rare occasions when they malfunction. But older thermostats might not offer all of the features that new ones do, and while yours may be operating just fine, you may be missing out on some big benefits. With winter on its way here in Round Rock, TX, now is a good time to take a close look at your thermostat and consider replacing it if it’s been around for 10 years or more. What kind of advantages can a new system offer? Here are a couple of options.

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Smart Thermostat Tips for Late Summer

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Summers are always beastly hot in the Austin, TX area, which translates to high bills as your air conditioner works overtime to keep your home cool and comfortable. By the time we get to the tail end of summer, you may have been laboring under high monthly costs for quite some time. We’re used to paying more in air conditioning costs in the summer, and to some extent, you’re going to have to pay more when you use the air conditioner every day, regardless. But you can still cut into those costs with some smart activity, especially regarding your thermostat, which is the control panel for the entire system. By making smarter use of it, you can cut those bills down considerably.

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The Benefits of Changing Thermostats

Monday, June 6th, 2016

One of the benefits of thermostats is that they can last a long time—often longer than the air conditioning systems they control. If you’ve had one for many years, congratulations. (Though if it’s an older mercury-based system, you should change it immediately, since mercury is toxic.) The one drawback to a long-lasting thermostat, however, is that it means you may be missing out on some wonderful advancements that can improve your system’s performance and save you a great deal of money in the process. Here’s a short list of some of the benefits you should consider.

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3 Features Offered by Modern Thermostats

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Thermostats are built to last and chances are yours has been doing the job reliably for many years. But even if there’s nothing wrong with it, you might want to consider an upgrade to a more modern version, especially if your current one is more than ten years old. Technology has advanced with thermostats just like everything else, and modern thermostats offer features that you wouldn’t have believed possible just a few years ago. That’s a big deal here in Austin, TX, where the heat and humidity can be overwhelming at times. Here’s a brief list of three of the most exciting thermostat features:

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