The thermostat is one of the most important elements of your home heating and air conditioning system. Before you rush out to replace or upgrade your thermostat here’s what you need to know prior to buying:
Deciding on the best thermostat option for your home involves a number of factors, such as your energy goals and budget. Here is a list of the types of thermostats available and found in most homes:
Digital thermostats are typically installed in newer homes, instead of the older manual thermostats. The digital thermostat has an easy-to-read digital display with large buttons that allow exact temperature control.
Just as the name suggests, programmable thermostats allow you to program and set specific times for the air or heat to turn on and off.
If you are energy conscious and want the maximum amount of control from your thermostat, then a Wi-Fi enabled option is best for you. These products are often part of a bigger home automation systemor allow you the option to buy related products from the line and link them together through an app that can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Wi-Fi thermostats are great for the business traveler or if you own a rental property. It’s simple to access the app and easily turn off the heat or air no matter where you are.
The Benefits of Home Automation
Home automation is the way of the future for homeowners. The benefits of home automation are far-reaching. Apart from saving you money, which is often the number one factor for the homeowner,automation offers peace of mind and convenience. Having the ability to adjust the temperature in your home for optimum comfort is a nice luxury also. We are currently working to bring our customers the latest and greatest in home automation. Stay tuned for more updates in 2016.
How to Replace Your Thermostat
Once you’ve decided on the best thermostat replacement for your home, we can help with the installation. We offer a full lineup of thermostat services and have a team of certified employees in Mesa, Gilbert, and Chandler, AZ.
If you are a D.I.Y. aficionado and are willing to roll up your sleeves to install yourself, here are instructions on how to replace a thermostat:
- Turn off power to your heating system
- Remove the cover from your old thermostat
- Take a picture of the wire positioning
- Disconnect the wires from the old thermostat
- Remove the mount from the old thermostat
- Install the new mount and connect the wires
- Screw the mount into the wall tightly
- Attach the new cover
- Turn on the power to your system
When installing a new system, always remember safety first.
To learn more about our services, call John’s. Access to greater control and safe-guarding your home is the end goal in thermostat replacement and home automation. We’re excited to work with you and make your home as safe and comfortable as possible.