Justice Incorporated Blog : Archive for the ‘Thermostats’ Category

The Importance of a Thermostat When It Comes to Saving Money

Monday, November 9th, 2015

A few weeks ago, we discussed upgrading your thermostat as a way to improve your heating. We would like to go into this in greater detail this week, because the thermostat can have a huge impact not only helping your winter comfort but help you reduce your home’s energy consumption and save money. Understanding this will help you see that your thermostat works for you… not against you! (more…)

3 Thermostat Tips for the Summer

Monday, April 27th, 2015

You might not be aware that the thermostat you use to control your air conditioning system through a hot Texas summer is also a tool you can use to save money. Many homeowners set their thermostats with little regard for energy saving: they turn it down when they’re hot and back up when the house cools down enough. But this is usually a wasteful strategy that provides short-term comfort with long-term losses, both for energy bills and the air conditioner’s prospects for longevity.

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What Makes a Smart Thermostat Different from Other Thermostats?

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Your thermostat is the control center for your HVAC system, so it can be a great tool when it comes to saving energy. Today’s thermostats offer homeowners a level of control that they never had before, but when you install a smart thermostat, you get more than just great control over your system. Smart thermostats are more complicated to install than other types of thermostats so it’s important to hire an expert for your smart thermostat installation in Corpus Christi and the trained electrical experts at Justice Air Conditioning & Heating are here to help.

How Smart Thermostats Differ

The main difference between smart thermostats and programmable or digital ones is the smart thermostats have an interface that allow you to interact with your thermostat remotely. As such, smart thermostats can offer the following benefits:

  • They learn – most smart thermostats come with a learning capability that allows the system to learn your heating and cooling patterns which the unit will then apply to your home automatically. You can still program your smart thermostat, but you also have the back-up of owning a system that can heat and cool your home as needed on its own.
  • They work from anywhere there is wi-fi – using your smart device(s) and a downloadable app, you can access your smart thermostat from just about anywhere using a wi-fi connection.
  • They monitor and track energy usage – smart thermostats allow you to see how much energy you are using so that you can make adjustments to your heating and cooling accordingly. You can see reports right on your smart device in real-time and make any needed changes from your smart device.
  • They can adjust based on ambient conditions like humidity – once your smart thermostat understands your heating and cooling patterns, it can self-adjust when dealing with other conditions like too much or too little humidity.

If you’ve been looking for a thermostat that offers you tremendous control, remote access and the ability to truly understand your heating and cooling patterns it may be time to consider a smart thermostat in Corpus Christi.

Call us today and schedule a smart thermostat installation appointment with one of our HVAC technicians experts.

How a New Thermostat Can Save You Money

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Your home may have a modern HVAC system that promises top-of-the-line efficiency, but your thermostat may be the reason you’re spending more on heating and air conditioning than you should. Many older thermostats are manual, meaning you have to use sliders and dials to set the temperature to your preference. But newer programmable thermostats have advanced settings and greater accuracy, which not only helps you to stay comfortable, but can bring significant savings every month. Here are some of the ways installing a new programmable, wireless, or smart thermostat can save you money over time.

  • Accuracy: It can be difficult to tell whether the dial or slider on your thermostat is set to the proper temperature, so many homeowners are content to set the thermostat to whatever feels closest to the desired setting. But if you want your home air conditioned to 70 degrees and you have to overcompensate by setting it to 68 instead, you may spend significantly more than you need to on cooling costs. A digital display is far more accurate so you can ensure you get exactly the cooling or heating power you need.
  • Settings: With a manual thermostat, you may end up keeping your air conditioning or heating system on throughout the day when you leave the house, so that you’re greeted by a comfortable home when you arrive. But with a programmable thermostat, you can set the temperature ahead of time without having to leave it on the entire day. For example, if you know you won’t be home until late afternoon, you can set the thermostat to activate a half hour before you come home so you won’t spend money running your unit all day long.
  • Advanced Features: The newest innovation in thermostats is the smart thermostat. You can control your smart thermostat from your smart phone or from any computer with internet access. This can save you even more, allowing you to adjust the temperature as needed throughout the day even from a remote location.

Do you want to get more savings and comfort from your thermostat?

Talk to a specialist when you decide on thermostat replacement in Corpus Christi by calling one of the experts at Justice Air Conditioning & Heating.