Programmable thermostats include the smart thermostat, which uses wireless technology. With WIFI capability, you can remotely control your home’s temperature through a smartphone, tablet or computer. In addition, they typically offer other features, such as monthly energy reports, the ability to work with security systems for light control, and other features. Smart thermostats are either programmed to the settings and schedule you desire, or provide “learning”, programming based on your manual selections over a specific amount of time. Whether you need air conditioning installation, installation of a programmable thermostat, or other air conditioning service in Arlington, TX, Minuteman Heating and AC can provide the quality you require.
How it Works
The traditional thermostat provides the ability to change the settings via a dial or control panel. Both programmable and the smart thermostat provide superior control over your home’s heating and air conditioning system.
The ability to remotely adjust the temperature offers a convenience to those with busy schedules that are subject to change. For example, if your thermostat is set to change the temperature 15 minutes before your arrival, and you are asked to work late at the last minute, your HVAC system doesn’t have to cool an empty home. You can simply change it from work, resulting in energy saved.
In addition, depending on the smart thermostat you select, you can receive monthly reports about your energy usage, which can enable you to find ways to save more money. Some thermostats, such as the Lennox iComfort thermostat not only offers energy saving tips, it will signal when the HVAC system requires air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
Additional benefits of the Lennox iComfort include:
- Uses the GPS in your smartphone to detect when you leave, automatically increasing energy efficiency. Once you or a family member returns home, the Smart Away Mode returns the system to a normal temperature.
- Features Allergen Defender, which monitors the home’s air quality, while checking the pollen count for your zip code. When outdoor levels are high, the iComfort automatically turns the fan on to clean your home’s air. Other clean air solutions are also available, just give us a call to schedule a consultation for air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
- Actively monitors the system’s operation. The iComfort notifies you of the need to change the air filter, and you and your dealer of the need for air conditioning service in Arlington, TX when a problem is detected.
- Provides detailed performance reports with historical data, current data and a monthly summary.
- Works with the PureAir Air Purification system, scrubbing your home’s air of germs, allergens and more.
- Adaptable for your climates humidity level, providing adjustment for perfect comfort and the temperature you want.
- You only need to program the iComfort once, and if the schedule changes, it changes with you.
Selecting the Right Thermostat
The thermostat is required to be compatible with your heating and air conditioning system in order to function the way it should. Minuteman Heating & AC’s NATE certified technicians can assist you in selecting a compatible thermostat, while meeting your goals. Give us a call for installation, repair or other air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
If you don’t need a thermostat with remote access, a programmable thermostat may provide the features you need. Both programmable and smart thermostats save energy by eliminating unnecessary energy consumption. In fact, you can save up to 20% on the cost of heating and cooling your home. These thermostats provide a greater temperature accuracy, and the programmed schedule eliminates forgotten thermostat adjustments.
High humidity affects your comfort, causing you to feel hotter than it actually is. Today’s smart thermostats such as the Lennox iComfort, can help your system provide greater humidity control, allowing you to raise the thermostat, and save energy. An additional benefit is related to the unit running less, resulting in less wear and tear on the system and potentially extending its service life. Minuteman Heating & AC offer solutions for humidity control year round, just give us a call to schedule air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
Programmable and Smart thermostats provide convenient features, such as automatically providing the temperature you programmed, regardless of whether heating or air conditioning is called for. This is especially beneficial in the spring and fall when temperature swings are so common. Minuteman Heating & AC can provide the installation you need, or other air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
The Perfect Temperature
You may wonder what the ideal temperature setting is for the summer. The answer depends on your goals. To reduce energy consumption 78 degrees F is recommended when family members are at home and awake. If you aren’t comfortable, consider supplementing your AC with fans, which consume far less electricity than the AC. When you’re away from home, raise the temperature to 80 degrees or higher. While you should consider the comfort of indoor pets, you will save money for every degree above 78.
However, if you have trouble sleeping at night, a higher temperature may be why. A recent sleep study revealed that the body’s core temperature must drop by 2-3 degrees in order to sleep. If your temperature is too hot, you may have difficulty falling asleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends a temperature between 60 and 67 degrees F for ideal sleep, if not for saving energy, but quality sleep promotes a healthier you. For those who agree, a mini—split heat pump or mini-split air conditioning system offers an energy efficient solution. Give us a call for additional information, or to schedule air conditioning service in Arlington, TX.
Minuteman Heating & AC can provide the solution you need for your homes heating and air conditioning. Whether you simply need additional information about a smart or programmable thermostat, a new air conditioning installation, or to schedule annual air conditioning service in Arlington, TX, our NATE certified technicians offer the highest quality services, and expertise available. We serve Arlington, Mansfield and the surrounding areas. Minuteman Heating & AC is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.