3 Ways You Benefit When You Use a Smart Thermostat

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3 Ways You Benefit When You Use a Smart Thermostat

February 26, 2017
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From smartphones to flat-screen televisions, particularly over the last decade, we have seen many advances in technology aimed at increasing comfort and flexibility. The thermostat that controls the temperature in your Longview, Texas, home is no exception. Keeping up with times is just one reason to consider replacing an outdated thermostat with a new model. Here are three more advantages that today’s smart thermostats offer.

Energy Savings

In East Texas, air conditioning and heating account for around 40 percent of the energy used in the average home. Smart thermostats let you improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money since you can adjust temperatures according to your personal schedule. For example, you can program the device to alter settings while you’re away and still return to an ideal environment. You’ll enjoy lower monthly utility bills without sacrificing comfort.

Convenience

Features like touchpad screens and user-friendly menus make programming thermostats quick and easy. The latest generation of smart thermostats, however, offers even more convenience. With features like customized tips for energy savings, these smarter-than-ever thermostats save you more money too:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity lets you monitor and access settings from the convenience of your smartphone or computer.
  • Online reports let you track your energy usage, so you can adjust programming to maximize energy savings.
  • Advanced models use algorithms to learn your preferences and program settings based on your usage practices.

It’s good to know that even the smartest thermostat lets you override settings whenever you like. Your optimal temperature is always conveniently at your fingertips.

Add Value to Your Home

Improvements that increase savings and make your home a more comfortable place to inhabit are always worthwhile. High-tech devices like smart thermostats can boost your home value too. Buyers are willing to pay up to five percent more for homes equipped with the right technologies. Meanwhile, for as long as you live in your home, you’ll enjoy lower energy bills every month of the year.

JD’s A/C offers a broad array of products and services designed to enhance your home’s energy efficiency. To learn more, explore our residential services or call (903) 759-7483.

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3 Reasons Commercial HVAC Maintenance Is So Important

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3 Reasons Commercial HVAC Maintenance Is So Important

February 20, 2017
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HVAC maintenance in the Longview, Texas, area is key to ensuring that your system lasts for many years. Companies that schedule HVAC maintenance as recommended will be able to keep customers and employees comfortable. It is also a very effective way to keep the indoor air quality (IAQ) from deteriorating.

Indoor Air Quality and Employee Efficiency

Did you know that IAQ can have a significant effect on employee productivity levels? In one study conducted at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), a 20-year-old carpet containing volatile organic compounds (VOCS) was left in a room where typing speed, accuracy proofreading error rate and addition were measured. Participants showed improvement when the piece of carpet was removed. The level of ventilation used in the room was also found to have a significant effect on the productivity of those in the building.

Clean Air Can Reduce Absenteeism

Fresh indoor air is critical to keeping employees healthy. Serious pollutants such as VOCs, second-hand smoke, radon and combustion pollutants can cause cancer and other serious health problems. Very dusty environments can affect your employees too. An effective filtration system will help to get rid of fungi, cold and flu viruses and other harmful airborne particles. An HVAC system that has the proper filtration system can go a long way toward keeping the air inside your commercial building clean. However, ensure that filter replacement or cleaning is a part of the cleaning and maintenance practices for your building.

Fewer Emergency Repairs

No one wants to be the victim of an emergency. To beat the heat and humidity, your AC works hard to maintain the right temperature during the months of June through September, Then for winter, your heating system has to keep everyone warm without sending your utility bills soaring. Regular maintenance and up-to-date inspections will help to ensure that the system will not fail when you need it most. For more information on how we can help you to maintain your commercial HVAC system, give JD’s A/C a call today at (903) 759-7483. We look forward to working with you.

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