IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Thermostats’ Category

Just How Important Is Your Thermostat?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

No matter how many times a day you walk past the thermostat in your home, you probably don’t think about it very much. However, your thermostat is one of the most important components of your HVAC system, serving as the “brain” of your air conditioner. It controls when the AC turns on, how long it runs, and how cool it makes your home. Without this integral component, your air conditioner would simply be useless. Keep reading to learn more about what makes a thermostat so important.

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Should You Invest in a Bryant Housewise™ Thermostat?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

If your air conditioner’s compressor is the heart of your system, then the thermostat is its brain. The thermostat communicates with your air conditioner to ensure that your system is keeping your living space comfortable. We want you to be able to get the most out of your thermostat and ensure that your entire HVAC system is working efficiently. That’s why we highly recommend investing in a Bryant Housewise™ WiFi® Thermostat.

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3 Tips for Using Your Thermostat Effectively

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Using your thermostat properly is a must if you hope to live in the comfort that we believe you deserve in your home. However, for a number of different reasons, many homeowners experience subpar performances from their HVAC systems, and, in many cases, the thermostat plays a major role in this issue. In order to help you to use your thermostat to the fullest of its capabilities, the experts on our staff have put together a few helpful thermostat tips. You can always count on us to handle any thermostat services in Tampa, FL properly. Contact IERNA’s Heating & Cooling today to learn more about available thermostat options.

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How Does a Nest Thermostat Work?

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Never before have there been so many choices when it comes to thermostats. You can choose from simple digital thermostats that allow for precise temperature-setting all the way to high-end smart thermostats that allow you to access them remotely. One such smart thermostat that is making a tremendous impact is the Nest thermostat. The Nest brand thermostats aren’t just digital, nor are they just accessible by wi-fi; these thermostats actually learn your heating and cooling patterns and create programs on their own to help improve your comfort and energy efficiency. The experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling can help you with Nest thermostat installation for your Tampa property, so call us today!

How It Works

Because the Nest thermostat is a learning thermostat, has a digital interface; it also has a wheel controller that allows you to make all the temperature adjustments you need. Once the Nest is installed you’ll download the Nest app on your smart device(s) to sync the thermostat and begin making adjustments. The controls are pretty in-depth; you can control things like the speed of your HVAC fan, set a humidistat or even program adjustments should sunlight shine on the Nest thermostat at a certain time of day. The Nest system will ask for your zip code so that it can sync with the outside weather for your particular area, and if you connect Nest to your GPS, it will know when you are coming and going and will provide heating and cooling accordingly. All information is communicated via encryption over secure networks, so you don’t have to worry about security breaches.

Benefits

One of the biggest benefits the Nest thermostat offers is energy efficiency. It takes about a week for the thermostat to learn your patterns, but once it does, the device will be able to control your heating and cooling with incredible precision. Another benefit of the Nest thermostat is the convenience it offers. You won’t have to worry about constantly managing the thermostat anymore, especially once the Nest learns your patterns.

The Nest thermostat is truly a smart thermostat, and one that should only be installed by experts who can teach you how to effectively use the system.

The electrical experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling can help you with a new Nest thermostat installation for your Tampa home, so contact us today!

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The Many Advantages of Nest Thermostats

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Thermostat technology has made incredible progress over the past couple of decades. From manual, to digital, to programmable, homeowners are being given more and more control over how their indoor climate is regulated. Now, the next step in that progression has arrived in the form of Nest thermostats. Let’s examine what the Nest thermostat is, and why you should consider installing one in your home.

Adaptability

By now, homeowners know about programmable thermostats. Most digital thermostats are now equipped with options for day and night cycles, as well as days of the week. Pretty much any time of day can have its own dedicated setting with programmable thermostats, and this is a very good thing. The problem is that a lot of these options are hidden behind complicated button combinations and menu settings. Nest is a different kind of animal altogether.

Nest thermostats revolve around an extremely simple and efficient design. You turn the temperature up, or down, and over the first few days the Nest thermostat will begin to learn from your heating and cooling habits. Eventually, the thermostat will set the temperature for you without instruction. If you keep turning your thermostat off at night to save energy, the Nest will remember to turn itself off even if you forget.

You can also set the Nest thermostat to have an energy-saving away temperature when you’re out of the house. This prevents it from wasting energy heating an empty home. In a similar manner, Nest has several ways to make suggestions regarding saving money on heating. When you’re adjusting the thermostat and a small leaf appears on the display, that’s Nest telling you that you’re saving energy and money.

Interconnectivity

In keeping with our increasingly online lifestyles, the Nest thermostat is capable of remote capabilities. If you’re driving home after a long day, and you don’t want the house to be freezing when you get home, just open the Nest app on your phone and set the temperature you want. By the time you get home, your house will be nice and comfortable.

If you’d like to know more about Nest thermostats, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling. We install thermostats throughout Riverview.

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Thermostat

Friday, July 11th, 2014

It’s small but powerful. It controls your entire air conditioning system with a simple click. And when it’s off, your whole system is off.

Yes, we are talking about your thermostat, and sometimes, it can be the one thing that is making your entire system malfunction. If you’ve had our Ierna’s Heating & Cooling technicians visit your home more than once to fix the thermostat, and are continuing to have problems with it, it may be time for a thermostat replacement for your Tampa air conditioning system.

Reasons to Replace Your Thermostat

As we mentioned above, frequent repairs to your thermostat can be an indication that it’s time to consider replacing it. Here are a few other reasons you may want to replace your current thermostat:

  • Better energy efficiency – if your thermostat has some age to it, or isn’t programmable, you may be losing out on some significant energy savings. Older thermostats may not be as accurate as they once were, leading to temperature readings being incorrect. Programmable thermostats give you a level of control over your cooling that you simply can’t get with a non-programmable one, allowing for less cooling during the quiet times in your home and more when busy and occupied.
  • Better comfort – new thermostats not only allow you to manage the timing and temperature of your cooling: you can also measure and program humidity levels and control whole-home air filters and purifiers. Being able to control your entire cooling system from your thermostat means you can tailor your indoor conditions to exactly what you want and need.
  • You are using an old thermostat – it may still work, but if your home’s thermostat is more than 10 years old, you are missing out on the better efficiency, comfort and ease of use you can get with a new thermostat.

Lots of Options, Lots of Help

At Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we take pride in staying on top of the latest cooling innovations, including thermostat technology. We have everything from classic metal thermostats to the latest Nest and Lutz thermostat options.

If you think it may be time for a thermostat replacement in your Tampa property, call Ierna’s Heating & Cooling and schedule an appointment with one of our thermostat experts.

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