Are you tired of walking back and forth to your thermostat each time you need to make an adjustment? If your home still uses an older, manual-style thermostat, consider upgrading to a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat instead.
New technology has made thermostats more efficient, and many new models come with convenient features. For example, a smart thermostat allows you to control your HVAC system from virtually anywhere in the world using a smartphone. To schedule an appointment for thermostat installation, contact the indoor air quality specialists at Grove Heating & Cooling today. We provide complete HVAC services to all of Gambrills and the surrounding area. And as a local business you can rest easy knowing we treat every customer like a neighbor and friend.
The thermostat is the brain of your HVAC system, and when it malfunctions, it can cause issues with your heating and cooling system. If you’re unsure whether you need thermostat replacement service, look for the following signs:
If the temperature in your house is 70 degrees, but the thermostat reads 65 degrees, there’s obviously an issue that needs to be looked at by an HVAC technician. If some rooms in your Gambrills, MD home are hotter or colder than others, this could also be a sign that your thermostat is not getting an accurate reading of your home. The unit could be located in the wrong location, or it might be malfunctioning. Often digital displays show errors or the readout looks peculiar. If you experience false readings, call on Grove to help quickly. Malfunctioning thermostats can cause higher energy bills and even damage expensive HVAC systems.
If you adjust the temperature setting, but it takes a long time for anything to happen – or nothing happens at all – a disconnect between your HVAC system and thermostat may exist. If your thermostat is unresponsive, it’s probably best to replace it with a more efficient unit. New thermostats are surprisingly affordable and quickly pay for themselves in energy savings.
Like all HVAC and indoor air quality equipment, thermostats don’t last forever. Older thermostats last about 10 years. If your unit is older than that, it could be prone to malfunctioning, which can cause a spike in energy bills and premature wear and tear to your HVAC system. To increase the efficiency and comfort of your HVAC system, consider upgrading your thermostat once it surpasses 10 years old.
If your heating and cooling system turns on and off unexpectedly, the issue could be with your thermostat and not the HVAC system. Wiring and components fail due to power surges, age and many other reasons. Contact an HVAC technician to inspect the system.
If you haven’t bought a new thermostat in a long time, you might be surprised by the recent technological upgrades. Some new models come with artificial intelligence and can make temperature adjustments automatically based on your preferences.
Grove offers the following types of thermostats in Gambrills:
Manual, or non-programmable thermostats, are the most basic style of thermostat, but they work fine for people who are home frequently or on a budget. As their name suggests, you must set the thermostat manually each time you want the temperature changed in your home.
With a programmable thermostat, you can set temperatures based on the time and day of the week. For example, during the summer, pre-setting the temperature higher while you’re at work will help you save money by preventing you from cooling an empty house. You can do the opposite during the winter to save on your energy bills.
If you’re looking for the most efficient and convenient way to operate your heating and cooling system, consider upgrading to a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat. Smart thermostats can be controlled remotely from your smartphone, so if you forget to turn your HVAC system up or down before you leave for vacation, that’s not a problem. Smart thermostats can also learn your temperature preferences over time and make automatic adjustments. They can even monitor changing weather conditions and make appropriate adjustments.
Grove Heating & Cooling has kept Gambrills, MD homeowners comfortable in their homes since our founding in 2004. As a local company we believe in building long lasting relationships with our customers. Every new homeowner we meet is greeted with courtesy and enthusiasm. Aside from offering a full range of HVAC and indoor air quality services, we can also provide you with a top-of-the-line Honeywell thermostat and install it for you. To learn more about thermostat installation service or to schedule an appointment, contact Grove today.