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Thermostats: A Comprehensive Guide

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When it comes to your climate control—you want a reliable system that is easy to use. You should not have to fumble around, pressing buttons, trying to figure out how to set your thermostat. And, you should not have to deal with an outdated or malfunctioning system either.

When it comes to adjusting your indoor temperature—from cooling to heating—it should be accomplished with thoughtless efficiency. And it can be.

With programmable thermostat installation, you will be able to enjoy a comfortable home without even thinking about it. Not to mention, your energy efficiency will be optimized, lowering your monthly costs. So, why wait on making your life easier, your indoor temperature better, and your utilities lower! We here at West Coast Air Conditioning recommend installing a programmable thermostat for these benefits:

Eliminating Forgetfulness

From coordinating after-school extracurriculars to fitting in a trip to the grocery store, you have a lot to do every day. And, more important things to do than adjusting your thermostat. That’s why, with smart thermostat installation, you won’t have to worry about turning your car around halfway to your vacation destination to switch your air conditioning off or getting back out of bed to lower your heating temperature. With a programmable thermostat, you will be able to pre-set your desired temperatures to follow your specific schedule.

Your system will follow your regular routine; however, if it detects that no one is home, it will adjust accordingly to ensure it is not operating when your home is vacant. Say goodbye to the days of leaving your air conditioner blasting while no one’s home… your wallet is going to thank you.

Lowering Utility Costs

With little need to intervene with your thermostat, as it will be able to run independently, your system will become increasingly efficient. When you constantly change the temperature on your thermostat, your system restarts its heating or cooling cycle. This takes a ton of power and hence, a ton of energy. Interrupted cycles just result in extra zeros at the end of your bill. Instead, you can save up to 15% on cooling costs and up to 12% on heating costs with the installation of a smart thermostat. So what are you waiting for?

Reducing Energy Consumption

Eco-friendly operation is trending. From low-flow plumbing fixtures to solar panel additions, populations are making rad changes to better the environment. But why stop efforts with these systems—your HVAC equipment can run in an energy-conscious manner too! It’s as simple as switching your current thermostat out for a programmable thermostat alternative! The less you have to worry about messing with your technology the better it is for optimal operation.

Pro tip: lower your thermostat when you are not home, so you are using less energy, and set your thermostat to raise your home temperature before you return from work, so your home is at your desired climate when you arrive! This keeps power requirements to a minimum and reserves your energy for when you really use it.

Remote Control Capabilities

Today, everything is connected to your mobile device and your new smart thermostat will be no exception. With a mobile app, you will be able to control your home’s climate from any location, remote or local. This is beneficial for long trips! You will be able to shut your system off while you are gone without having to return to a stifling home, as you will be able to enable cooling efforts before you take-off for your return. Not to mention, the remote control allows for adjustments if house-sitters decide to mess with your system manually. That way, you’re in control of your expenditures wherever you are.

For your smart thermostat installation, contact West Coast Air Conditioning, at (805) 954-9195. We are here to upgrade your efficiency and help establish home comfort for you and your family.