Advanced Mechanical Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Thermostats’

4 Reasons Your Air Conditioning Costs Are Rising

Monday, July 24th, 2017

air-conditioner-money-saverWhen an air conditioning system comes on for the summer in New Jersey, you expect to see a rise in electrical bills. There’s no avoiding this cost increase if you want to cool down your home to comfortable levels. But if your electric bills seem as if they’re climbing higher than ever even though you don’t think there’s a comparable increase in how much you’re using the AC, you may have a larger problem. It could be with the air conditioner, the ventilation system, the thermostat, or elsewhere.

The trouble might be an easy one to remedy. In other cases, however, you’ll have to call on HVAC professionals for assistance. For service for your air conditioning in Palisades Park, NJ or elsewhere in the Tri-State Area, make sure you only turn to professionals.

Below are four common causes of a rise in cooling costs:

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Upgrade Your Thermostat to Save Money on Your Bills

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Let’s take a look at your thermostat. You probably haven’t given too much thought to this piece of equipment, and that’s understandable. After all, it’s designed not to draw attention to itself. But that also means it may not get the attention it needs… such as when it needs to be replaced!

Okay, so you’re looking at your thermostat. Now, answer these two questions:

  • Does the thermostat run using sliders and dials?
  • If it doesn’t, can you program it to turn your HVAC system on and off at particular times?

If you answered “yes” to the first one, or “no” to the second, then your thermostat is out of date and you’re missing out on some superb ways to reduce your energy bills.

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Winter Thermostat Settings: The Big Mistake Many People Make!

Monday, December 12th, 2016

There are plenty of misconceptions about home heating out there, such as “Heating systems don’t need regular maintenance.” (They absolutely do! We hope you’ve already scheduled your maintenance for this year.) Another one is how to properly set the thermostat. Many people make the mistake of putting the thermostat at the highest setting, and then lowering it when they get too warm.

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ENERGY STAR and the Programmable Thermostat

Monday, December 5th, 2016

In our last post, we provided tips for ways to prepare your home for another deep-chill winter in New Jersey. We’re going to focus today on a preparation you can make that will increase your comfort not only in winter, but all around the year. But more than improving comfort, it’s a way to cut down on energy bills: an ENERGY STAR-certified Programmable Thermostat.

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How a New Thermostat Can Help You Save Energy

Monday, October 24th, 2016

There are many ways you can cut down on your energy bills during the winter, such as caulking windows and putting weather stripping around doors. If you are looking to make a large difference, we recommend that you replace an aging heating system like a furnace and put in a new high-efficiency model.

But in this post, we’re going to look at an energy-saving method that may not have occurred to you: putting in a new thermostat.

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