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Avoid These Common Thermostat Mistakes

Monday, December 19th, 2016 at 10:38 am

A lot of homeowners like to keep things simple. While we understand this attitude, you should definitely remain open to new technologies that can help you to live in greater comfort with both greater efficiency and convenience. That may mean upgrading your thermostat in Selma, CA.

Now, when you start using a more sophisticated thermostat, there may be a bit of a learning curve. Even the most basic digital thermostat can take some getting used to if you’ve always used an old slide or dial thermostat in the past. Here are a few tips to help you avoid some common thermostat mistakes.

Heating and Cooling Modes

Heat pumps are very common in this area, as our winters are relatively mild. If you are new to heat pumps, you need to remember that they do indeed both heat and cool. That means that you may accidentally set your thermostat over to the cooling mode, when in fact you need to heat your house. The problem will be evident pretty quickly as your home remains quite uncomfortable.

Fan: On vs. Auto

Does it seem like the fan of your HVAC system is just running, and running, and running? Well, sometimes the most obvious solution is the right solution. It might actually be running continually. Double check your thermostat to make sure that you have not turned the fan to “on,” when “auto” is what you’re looking for.

Programming

A programmable thermostat is a powerful tool in the quest for efficient and convenient comfort. Because you are going to be setting up a heating schedule for each day of the week, most likely, you need to make sure that this program is carefully set. You don’t want to accidentally schedule the temperature to drop in the middle of the night, when temperatures outside are at their coldest.

If you have any questions or require any heating services, giveĀ California Indoor Comfort Inc. a call today.

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