Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Thermostats’

How an HVAC Contractor Can Help You in Late Winter

Monday, January 28th, 2019

heating-cooling-iconsWe’re in the second half of the winter, which may feel like, uhm, cold comfort when you consider how many more days are ahead before the true spring weather settles in. We hope you started out the winter with any necessary professional HVAC services for your heating system, such as having it professionally maintained and scheduling any repairs that may have lingered from the previous winter. You may have even taken the big plunge and replaced an over-the-hill heater with a new one. That’s great—you’re planning ahead.

But you can still benefit from the help of an HVAC contractor in Staten Island, NY in the second half of the winter. Below are some of our suggestions for ways our team can assist you at this time of the year.

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Ways a Faulty Thermostat Can Lead to Furnace Problems

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Technician-testing-thermostatWe’re going to talk about a part of the home heating system that often goes ignored: the climate controls, i.e. the thermostat. Often when our customers call of furnace repair in Staten Island, NY, we discover the trouble with the heating comes from an issue with the thermostat rather than inside the furnace itself. That’s no trouble for us, since fixing and replacing broken thermostats is part of our job. We would like to shine a light on how a thermostat gone wrong can lead to a furnace gone wrong. This way, you’ll be alerted to the comfort issues when you call us and we can get straight to the problem when we arrive.

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The Advantages of a Programmable Thermostat

Monday, May 21st, 2018

thermostat-adjustmentDo you live in a home where you have to control comfort using a manual dial-and-levers thermostat? These older style of thermostats can get the basic job done, but we recommend you consider making the upgrade to a digital programmable model—or even a “smart” Wi-Fi thermostat.

The Benefits of Going Programmable

The specific benefits of upgrading your home to programmable climate controls depend on the model you get. These are the broad benefits you can expect, but feel free to ask your installer questions about how the new system works—there may be advantages you don’t know about.

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Thermostat Tips for Hot Weather

Monday, May 8th, 2017

temperature-gaugeMay is planning time for hot weather. This is when we recommend our customers schedule their air conditioning maintenance: our technicians will provide a thorough inspection and tune-up for an air conditioning system to help it work with as few problems as possible through the summer. A tune-up also keeps an air conditioner operating at its maximum energy efficiency, helping to save money. (And we’re offering a great deal on an AC tune-up right now!)

However, people often allow their energy savings of air conditioning maintenance in Staten Island, NY go to waste over the summer by forcing their cooling systems to work harder than necessary. It might surprise you to find out that some basic errors in setting the thermostat can lead to a significant bump in your utility bills. These errors are common, and we’d like to offer advice for how you can change your thermostat habits to start saving money with your AC when the summer heat arrives.

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Adjusting the Thermostat for Cold Weather

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about heating is how to properly set the thermostat during extreme heat and cold. Since it’s winter now, we’re going to focus on how to best set the thermostat to deal with chilly weather. You might be surprised to learn the truth about how thermostats operate and how you can help save energy and give your heating system a long service life.

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How to Change the Batteries in Your Thermostat

Monday, December 19th, 2016

The thermostat is an essential part of your HVAC system, even though you may not think of it as having the same role as the air conditioner or the furnace. But without a working thermostat, you can’t communicate to your cooling and heating system, and it won’t be able to sense the temperature.

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