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Choosing a Thermostat? Don’t Make These Mistakes

Why a thermostat is one of the most important investments in your home

When it comes to energy efficiency, the right thermostat makes a big differenceAs summer days heat up throughout San Antonio, you rely more and more on your home’s HVAC system to keep you cool. A well-maintained air conditioner or heat pump can help you beat soaring temperatures and stay comfortable in your own home. You can make the most of your AC unit’s potential by choosing a thermostat that’s prepared to meet your comfort demands.

Thermostat Basics: More Than Temperature Control

Also known as comfort controls, thermostats allow you to monitor and control the operation of your HVAC system. A wide variety of thermostats are available to residential and commercial customers. Both central air and ductless cooling systems rely on comfort controls.

Many homeowners don’t put much thought into choosing a thermostat for their San Antonio AC unit. You might think that all thermostats are alike or that a thermostat can’t have a big impact on how your system works; however, it’s important to remember that thermostats control more than the temperature.

Today’s high-tech thermostats, known as smart thermostats, control a wide variety of AC system settings and help control energy usage. You can use these thermostats to set cooling programs that keep your home comfortable while you’re there and conserve energy while you’re away. Cooling programs provide a stress-free way to manage your energy costs.

Smart thermostats can also be used with zoned HVAC systems. Zones are individual rooms or areas in a home. The temperature in each of these areas can be controlled by a separate, zone-specific program on a thermostat. Using a zoned system allows you to deploy your AC system only in those rooms where it’s needed.

Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing a Thermostat

If it’s time to choose a new thermostat for your AC system, be sure to work with HVAC professionals who can explain thermostat features in detail. It’s also important to avoid common thermostat-buying mistakes.

As you shop, avoid buying a thermostat that:

• Doesn’t offer support for a zoned system
• Doesn’t allow you to create cooling programs
• Doesn’t offer wireless controls
• Isn’t manufacturer approved for use with your AC unit

Choosing the right thermostat for your HVAC system is key to enjoying all of the benefits comfort controls have to offer. Call ABC Home & Commercial Services in San Antonio today to set up an appointment with one of our expert HVAC technicians. We’re here to help you choose the right cooling equipment for your home or business.

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