2 Reasons Your Thermostat Is Outdated

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2 Reasons Your Thermostat Is Outdated

August 23, 2016
Hand Old Thermostat

Maybe you have a manual model or perhaps you have the even older rotary style. An outdated thermostat in your White Oak, Texas, home can cost you money and reduce comfort in your home.

You Haven’t Bought a Thermostat in More Than 10 Years

Technology advances at a rapid pace. Computers, smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets become obsolete within a couple of years, and sometimes in an even shorter time frame. Think of your home’s thermostat as one of those gadgets. It is a good idea to keep abreast of changes and take advantage of new features as they generally come with increased efficiency.

Like any other device, as they age, the wear and tear of constant operation can leave them less accurate. While we can calibrate an older model to improve its performance, you have to say goodbye at some point. If you don’t upgrade your outdated device, you are missing out on performance efficiencies thanks to the added capabilities and functionality of newer models.

It Doesn’t Help with Temperature Control

A malfunctioning thermostat might create an uncomfortable indoor environment because the temperature that appears on the display doesn’t reflect the actual temperature in your home. This type of problem indicates that the device has reached the end of its lifespan, which means it’s time for a replacement.

The internal components might be affected. However, if you have replaced your air conditioning unit it is possible that the thermostat is not compatible with the air conditioner.

An old thermostat doesn’t do you any favors, so let us help you to upgrade to a modern model. Many come with advanced features such as programming options, WiFi for remote control, and touchscreens for a more user-friendly experience. Call JD’s A/C at (903) 759-7483 for more information about thermostat options. We also supply and install these systems. You can trust our team of experts to provide the air conditioning services you need.

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3 HVAC Tricks to Get Better Rest During the Hot Months

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3 HVAC Tricks to Get Better Rest During the Hot Months

August 19, 2016
Woman Hot Fan

Getting to sleep in the middle of summer can prove difficult, especially if you’re hot-natured. However, you need adequate sleep to function properly during the day and to keep healthy. So how do you get better rest during the hot months? Follow these three HVAC tricks to enjoy better sleep in your Longview, Texas, home.

Use Your Thermostat Wisely

As the sun goes down at the end of the day, you can increase the settings on your thermostat. You are also likely to be less active as you start winding down. Every degree that you can increase the temperature will result in savings.

A programmable thermostat will help you to automate this function. Consider reducing the thermostat’s settings at least one hour before bedtime. Increasing the settings won’t work for everyone or all the time. Some rooms take a longer time cool. A lot of factors will affect temperatures in your home. You will need to find what works for you based on your unique circumstances.

Improve Airflow

Poor airflow can make your bedroom feel warmer than it is. For instance, if furniture or decor blocks the air conditioning vents in the room, you won’t experience the benefits of conditioned air. Additionally, if you haven’t changed your air filter in a while, you might experience less productivity from your air conditioner.

Try Simple Tricks

You can employ simple methods to help to ensure a cooler night for a more comfortable rest. A few strategies like the ones below can make a difference in reducing or curbing the effects of heat gain:

  • Keeping your shades and curtains closed during the day will help to reduce heat gain
  • You lightweight bedding and ditch the comforters
  • Use your ceiling fan
  • Sleep in appropriate clothing

Your goal is to increase comfort without increasing energy consumption. If your bedroom receives a lot of sunlight or is just difficult to cool in general, zoning or a ductless system is an effective option.

The team at JD’s A/C can provide value tips and services to help you sleep more soundly. Call us today at (903) 759-7483 to schedule an appointment.

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