You keep adjusting the temperature in your home, but it never seems quite right. No matter what you do, it’s too hot, too cold, too humid, or just plain uncomfortable. There’s good news! You might not have to replace your St. Louis air conditioning to regain control over the climate in your home.
It could just be your old thermostat! When you upgrade your traditional thermostat to a smart thermostat, not only are you updating your home, you’re receiving many benefits that extend beyond just heating and cooling.
That’s why the experts at Meyer Heating & Air in St. Louis put together this list of smart thermostat facts you probably didn’t know and hot tips on keeping your cool with your HVAC system this summer.
The best reason to install a smart thermostat is that it saves you money. In fact, the savings can really add up. The EPA reports homeowners can save a whopping $180 a year by simply using a smart thermostat.
A great way to increase your summer savings with a smart thermostat is by setting it just 1 or 2 degrees warmer than your usual temperature when you’re home, and 10 to 15 degrees above your typical temperature while you’re away at work.
Although you can program a smart thermostat, unlike a basic programmable thermostat, you don’t need to remember to manually set the temperature. Smart thermostats learn your habits and adjust accordingly – or you can make changes from your smartphone. All you need to do is watch your savings roll in.
A smart thermostat is a great way to save money, but it won’t do much without regular air conditioning maintenance.
Make sure to have the experts at Meyer Heating & Air check your HVAC system before the change of each season, and stay up-to-date with annual services to keep the costs of heating and cooling your home to a minimum.
Did you know that old-school thermostats have a variety of problems that affect how well your HVAC system heats and cools your home? These problems include poor placement, buildup of dirt and grime, and inadequate electrical wiring.
A poorly placed or unmaintained traditional thermostat can even cause your St. Louis air conditioning to stop working. It could have dead batteries, tripped a breaker, or blown a fuse in your main electrical service panel. The only way to know for sure is by scheduling an air conditioning service with an expert.
However, smart thermostats are much more accurate, easy for professionals to install, need less maintenance, and last a lot longer than traditional thermostats. The result is a consistent temperature in your home, and less worry about regulating your energy consumption.
If your air conditioner just isn’t keeping your house cool, you may have a leak somewhere in your cooling system, and your thermostat isn’t at fault.
Call on the professionals at Meyer Heating & Air for air conditioner service, so you don’t have to sweat it out indoors for any longer.
At Meyer Heating & Air in St. Louis, we see a lot of homeowners who neglect at-home air conditioning maintenance. It’s not because they can’t, it’s because they simply forget. With work, family, and everything else in between, sometimes even the easiest chores, like changing your air filter, can fall by the wayside.
Thankfully, smart thermostats include high-tech features to keep you on top of at-home air conditioning maintenance 365 days a year.
For example, many smart thermostats can alert you when you need to change your filter, if the humidity in your household is at an unhealthy level, or that it’s time to schedule air conditioning service from a professional.
A high-quality air filter for your residential air conditioning system is essential, but it can’t remove 100 percent of dust, dirt, mold, debris, bacteria, and viruses.
If you really want to control the air you breathe in your home, consider an air purification system from Meyer Heating & Air in St. Louis. You can breathe easily with our options for improving air quality. Call us to learn more.
We have to admit, our favorite part about installing a smart thermostat is that you can control the temperature in your home from anywhere on your smartphone.
That means you can turn up the air conditioning from the gym, or crank up the heat from under the covers. Some smart thermostats learn your schedule and will automatically adjust the temperature before you arrive home from work.
Work up a sweat cooking in the kitchen? Don’t touch your phone or smart thermostat with messy hands. Instead, tell your virtual assistant, like Alexa or Siri, to adjust the temperature, so you can keep an eye on the stove.
When you install a complete HVAC system, you have the option of customizing the climate in individual rooms with zoned temperature control. For example, if you spend most of the day in your home-office, you can direct your heating and cooling to the room where you’re working, while other areas of the house aren’t conditioned.
Not only does this cut down on energy consumption, it lowers your utility bills, too. And with the incredible learning capabilities of smart thermostats, you won’t even need to remember to adjust the temperature, because your thermostat will do it for you.
If your home is sporting an older thermostat, and you’re the kind of person who lives life on the go, or just sets it and forgets it, it’s time to upgrade to a smart thermostat to save some serious money.
For an estimate on a smart thermostat installation, or to learn more about our residential air conditioning services, call Meyer Heating & Air at (314) 845-1929 or send us a message online. We can’t wait to bring your home into the future with a smart thermostat!
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