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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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Problems with Thermostats That can Impede the Cooling Process

Monday, April 6th, 2015

We use our thermostats in order to regulate temperatures throughout our homes, and this is a very important function. It may not be the biggest or most complex piece of equipment in your home cooling system, but your thermostat is the device through which you communicate with your air conditioner. If you want to ensure that nothing is lost in translation, so to speak, then you must have a quality thermostat in place, and that thermostat must be able to function properly at all times. There are a few different problems with your thermostat which may impede the operation of your air conditioner, resulting in a subpar cooling performance in your Land O’ Lakes, FL home. It is too hot around here to allow for such issues. Schedule your thermostat services with Ierna’s Heating & Cooling to control your AC precisely.

  • Thermostat is in Direct Sunlight: The placement of your thermostat is more important than you may realize. yes, you must have easy access to your thermostat. It is best not to leave it in direct sunlight, though. This can lead to the heating up of the thermostat, which will then call for too much cooling from your AC. This can make your home too cold for comfort, while also draining energy and putting unnecessary wear on your system.
  • Thermostat is Too Close to AC Vents or Blowers: When we said that the placement of your thermostat is important, we really meant it. Having your thermostat situated too close to your vents or blowers can lead to it reading temperatures which are not representative of those throughout the house. This means that it will shut your AC down, thinking it is cooler than it actually is. You don’t want your system cycling on and off unnecessarily, as this can lead to wasted energy and strain on the system.
  • Thermostat is Dirty: When dirt and dust build up on any type of sensitive electronic device, it can lead to malfunctions or poor operational quality. This is true of your thermostat, certainly. By cleaning your thermostat thoroughly, you can return it to its precise operation. It’s a simple fix, but one that can benefit you and your comfort greatly.

Not all problems with your thermostat will be as easily resolved as relocating it or cleaning it out. That is why you must schedule any and all thermostat services with qualified professionals. Even moving your thermostat requires the skill and expertise that only a professional can possess, let alone fixing a damaged unit. Contact Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today if you are having trouble cooling your home accurately or effectively. We’ll determine if your thermostat is to blame.

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Air Conditoining Tip: Improve Your AC with a New Thermostat

Monday, July 8th, 2013

You walk by your thermostat every single day and likely don’t realize how incredibly powerful it is. Since it controls your air conditioning system, your thermostat can have a huge impact on how comfortable your home feels. Here at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling, we wanted to let you know about how you could be able to improve your air conditioning with a new thermostat.

Digital Thermostats vs. Programmable Thermostats

Most homes now use digital thermostats to control the temperature inside the home. Digital thermostats offer easy and precise control of your comfort systems and they are also very reliable. But for homeowners that are interested in taking more control over their air conditioning, programmable thermostats are the way to go.

Programmable thermostats allow you to set different periods of activity or inactivity for your air conditioning system. For example, you can set your thermostat to turn off your air conditioning system when you leave for work and then have it turn the AC back on 30 minutes before you get home. This way, you don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn off your air conditioning system when you leave in the morning. Not only is this more convenient but it could save you the energy that you might spend on those days when you do forget.

For even more control and access to your AC system, there are now wifi-enabled thermostats. These systems are connected to the internet and allow you to access your thermostats from anywhere with an internet connection—even on your smart phone. Let’s say that you for vacation but forget to turn off your AC. You can just log-in to your thermostat from your phone and shut off your AC manually. This is also ideal for people that own vacation rentals. If your latest tenants leaves without shutting off the AC, you can just hop on the internet and shut it off from your home.

If you’re interested in upgrading your thermostat, call the Lutz, FL air conditioning experts at Ierna’s Heating & Cooling today. We can help you figure out which type of thermostat is right for your home.

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