Make the Most of Your Thermostat this Season


When the seasons change, so do your home comfort needs. As you change your furnace filter and schedule your furnace check up for the fall, don’t forget to reset your programmable thermostat. Your programmable thermostat can be one of your best tools to lower your energy bills, if it is used effectively. Tips for Making the Most of Your Thermostat Fall is an excellent time to reevaluate your needs and ensure that your thermostat is set as efficiently as possible.…

Auto Versus Fan On: Learn Which Way Is Best for Setting Your Thermostat

Have you ever noticed that your thermostat features both an “on” and “auto” setting? Do you know when to use them? These two fan settings are points of confusion for many, so let’s have a look at each. The Difference Between “On” and “Auto” Setting your thermostat to “auto” makes the fan run only when your home’s air is being heated or cooled. Once your home reaches the desired temperature, it stops. The “on” setting means the fan runs 24/7, whether your…

Tips for Getting the Most Energy Savings From Your Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat gives you the power to establish consistent temperature changeovers for energy savings and carefree comfort. By programming temperatures to serve your lifestyle, you can maximize the function of that simple device. Programming Tips With a programmable thermostat, you don’t have to remember to turn the temperature up or down when you leave for the day, arrive home, go to bed and wake up. Instead, program temperature changeover times to take place about 10 minutes before each event change. For…

Energy Saving Tips for Your North County, San Diego Home

As the weather heats up, our San Diego and North County customers are always looking for ways to stay cool without seeing their energy bills skyrocket. So, we’ve compiled a list of tips that we, along with the California Consumer Energy Center, recommend for San Diego and North County homeowners. Following all, or even some of these tips can keep your electric bill down, while still allowing you to stay comfortable in your home this summer.…

Telltale Signs Your Home Thermostat is Running into Problems

Home thermostats give you ultimate control over your home’s heating and cooling system. It compares your temperature settings to your room’s temperature, and turns on your A/C or heater to keep your home comfortable. By letting a faulty thermostat run for a prolonged period, you risk cutting the longevity of your HVAC system. Signs of a Bad Home Thermostat The air conditioner does not turn off: When a faulty thermostat does not detect a room’s temperature properly, it may not turn off the air conditioner.…

How a Programmable Thermostat Enhances Your Heating Regimen

Setting your thermostat to one temperature and never making adjustments may be costing you money. Most people don’t change the setting multiple times each day. The result is your heating and cooling system is working hard to reach your set temperature at times when a lower degree of comfort would make more sense. This is not very energy efficient. There may be certain periods of the day when you would like a more comfortable setting, but you don’t want to change the temperature because of…

If You’re at Work, What is Your Thermostat Set To?

If you’re at work, you may be wondering if you should have your thermostat set differently than when you’re at home. After all, you’re away from home for eight hours, so does it make a difference in your energy savings? Eight Hours of Savings It may surprise you to learn that you can save 5 to 15 percent of your energy bill just by decreasing your thermostat 10 to 15 degrees when you go to work or when you go…

Programmable Thermostat Woes? Don’t Replace It Till You Try These Tips

Programmable thermostats are the best option for controlling the temperature in your home, and a quality one can help you keep your house comfortable while reducing your energy bills. However, programmable thermostats are also a little more likely to have problems since they have more parts and serve a more advanced function that the old analog ones. If you’re having problems with your programmable thermostat, try these troubleshooting tips before you rush to replace it. Check to make sure your…

How Do You Know If A WiFi Thermostat Is Right For Your Home?

Controlling the heating and cooling in your San Diego area home can sometimes be a little tricky. What we suggest is the installation of a WiFi thermostat by a trained HVAC professional. If used wisely, these devices can lower your energy costs each month. The Death of the Traditional Thermostat Let’s face it. No one wants to get of bed on a cold morning to turn up the heat on a manual thermostat. Even though programmable thermostats helped to curtail…

Don’t Have A Smart Thermostat? It Might Be Time To Consider Upgrading

If your home is like most homes in southern California, your HVAC system is most likely controlled by a single thermostat. Maybe you’ve upgraded to a simple programmable thermostat and you’re noticing how much better it is than the old one. Now you should consider installing a smart thermostat and see what you’ve been missing.…