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Energy Efficient Thermostat Installation

Where to Install New Thermostats

Internal Walls

Exterior walls often go through rapid changes in temperature. They are often hotter than normal in the summer and colder in the winter. Smart thermostats contain a sensor so if it senses the wrong temperature, it can cause your system to run when it’s not necessary. Internal walls ensure your thermostat is reading the correct temperature.

Avoid Areas With a Lot of Sunlight

Rooms with many windows that are exposed to a lot of sunlight are hotter than the rest of the home and could cause your thermostat to run your system unnecessarily.

Keep Away From Entryways

Anytime you open the door, a burst of wind enters your home. Having your thermostat in an area that is exposed to this will be a sure way to throw off your thermostat’s sensor.

Find a Centralized Location

The best place to install a thermostat is in a central location in the home that is easy to access, but away from as many possible temperature fluctuations as possible. Many specialists have also determined that 60” is the best height for a thermostat. Hot air rises and cold air falls, so placing your thermostat too high or too low will lead to your system running when it’s not necessary.

Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

Save Money

With regular thermostats, you set a temperature for the day and it runs even when you’re not home, leading to a waste in energy. Smart thermostats give you the option of altering your thermostat temperature when you’re out for the day to avoid using more energy when you’re not home.

More Comfort

Have you ever found yourself sitting at home trying to relax, only to notice how cold it is? Now you have to get up and turn up the thermostat, then when it gets too hot later, you’ll have to turn it back down. Smart thermostats allow you to adjust your thermostat to the perfect temperature all from an app on your phone. No more getting up and down to achieve the perfect temperature!

Better Control

As mentioned, smart thermostats allow you to control your temperature from your phone. This means that if you leave home and realize the AC was left on; rather than turning around to turn it off or receiving a nasty energy bill, just turn it off with the app and you’re ready to get on with your day. You can also program your thermostat to turn on right before you are supposed to get home, ensuring your home is the perfect temperature the moment you arrive.

Easy to Use

Most smart thermostats have digital displays that are easy to use. Many models can be connected to Wi-Fi, making it easy for homeowners to change settings from their phone, tablet, or computer. These thermostats also have the ability to learn and adjust to your schedule to automatically adjust temperatures depending on when you’re usually home or away. You won’t even have to worry about adjusting it — it can automatically do that for you!

Energy Usage Reports

Some models of smart thermostats can track your energy usage and tell you things like how much you ran your AC last month, and how your energy usage compares to others. It can also reward you for choosing to use more energy-efficient settings. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Money Can a Smart Thermostat Save You?

Many manufacturers of smart thermostats claim that by installing one, you can save between 10–23% on your annual energy costs.

How Does a Smart Thermostat Lower Your Energy Costs?

Installing a smart thermostat keeps temperatures as energy-efficient as possible. You can enter your desired temperature and regular daily schedule. The thermostat uses this information to keep your home at your desired temperature when you are home, but at an energy-saving temperature while you are away. Using less energy leads to significant savings in energy costs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What's a Pre-Installation Evaluation? Does My New A/C Need One?
    In short, yes. A first step is conducting an energy audit to determine the energy load for your home. Calculating the load tells the experts at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air how much heat your house gains throughout the day & what size air conditioner will work best to keep it cool. This is critical as most A/C installation issues stem from an improperly-sized air conditioning unit.
  • Is Your Home's Ductwork & Design Able to Handle a New A/C System?
    Often your old, existing ducts can’t handle the airflow of a newly installed air conditioner. Any upgrades to accommodate a new system will likely increase the cost to install an A/C unit, but will ultimately help you avoid costly, high energy bills & hot rooms in the future.
  • What Type of Central A/C Unit Should I Install?
    Here’s where the load calculation comes into play, as you want to pick the right size A/C unit to install – either too big or too small of an A/C unit can lead to costly repair or replacement down the road. Call the HVAC professionals at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air, they’ll know which A/C unit is perfect to install in your home at the lowest price.
  • How Much Does it Cost To Get My Air Conditioning Unit Installed?
    The price of replacing your air conditioning unit depends a lot on the size of the unit you need to fit the size of your house. But no matter what unit you pick out for your home, ask an expert at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air for fast answers & reliable service. Trained technicians can come to your house to give you an upfront, transparent installation report, as well as consult you on what unit your home will need.
  • Why Would My Air Conditioner Stop Working?
    Breakdown of your home A/C unit can stem from many different things, from an electrical issue to the compressor being misaligned or broken. Luckily for you, the team at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air is trained in diagnosing the problem and presenting you with a competitive price to fix or replace and install your new A/C unit.
  • Who Can Replace my A/C Unit?
    Our technicians at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air can replace your air conditioning unit. An A/C unit is something that will be a part of your house for many years, and it is important that it is installed correctly to keep your energy costs low and your unit working at top performance. Our team at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air has top-quality, highly-trained technicians that will come to your house to help you to make an informed decision on which unit to buy. Then, we can properly install your air conditioning unit.

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