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Top Tips to Utilize Your Thermostat Correctly

April 28, 2023 | Blog

When you upgrade your thermostat, it can be like traveling through the woods without a map. The massive amount of new technology available for HVAC systems can be super useful, but it can also be very complicated! Luckily, there are a few tips that you can use to make knowing your thermostat inside and out much easier, so you can have full use of this new technology.

At Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing in Birmingham, we know that new technology can be exciting! We are here to help you learn your new thermostat inside and out, so that you can customize it to your needs and understand what to look for whenever you need maintenance.

What To Expect From Thermostat Installation

Whether you’re upgrading your current thermostat or installing your first one, there are a lot of things involved with this home service. Some of these include new interfaces, integration and explanations of compatibility with other technology.

One of the most important parts of upgrading your thermostat is the new features that it has that will make your life easier:

  • Improved temperature control
  • Energy savings
  • Easier installation and repair
  • Compatibility with your HVAC system
  • User-friendly interfaces for easier use
  • Potential for smart home integrations.

All of these operate to save you time and money, as many thermostats will use new technology to predict your behavior and optimize your energy usage.  Installation of a new thermostat should help to improve the comfort of your home, as well as save you money on energy bills and provide you more control than what you had before. 

Knowing How To Use Your

There are a lot of steps to making sure you utilize the entirety of your thermostat. Specifically, there are lots of programs for you to choose from and customize so that you can set your new system up. For instance, programmable thermostats allow you to set the time when you leave your house and are scheduled to return. Know that if at any point you do not enjoy a setting, you can override it and manually change the settings. 

Taking advantage of advanced features can also allow for you to use the rest of the technology that your thermostat provides. For instance, your model might offer features such as remote control and automatic temperature adjustments – you could be missing out on lots of fun technology that make using your thermostat even easier!

Should I Schedule

The best time to schedule a repair for your thermostat is to do so as soon as you notice any issues. This is because it is extremely difficult to repair the thermostat on your own, and you can cause more damage if it isn’t done correctly. 

If you notice any of these issues, you should call a technician right away.

    • Inconsistent temperature
    • Unresponsive buttons/touchscreen
    • Incorrect readings
    • Short cycling of power
    • No power at all

Our team is ready to help repair, replace or install your home’s thermostat. We work on all makes and models of HVAC systems, so when you need the best heating and cooling services in the area, we’re there for you.

Call Today For A Trustworthy Local HVAC Company Technician

At Skelton’s Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we know that new technology can be a bit confusing. Luckily, our technicians are here to help with any questions about your new thermostat, repairs and installation. Working in Alabama since 2004, we work hard to gain the trust of families in Birmingham and beyond. If you’re looking for a job that is fixed right or it’s free, call today for any of your HVAC needs!

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