Thermostats in Redlands, Yucaipa, Palm Desert, CA, and  Surrounding Areas

A small component such as a thermostat often gets overlooked. Many homeowners think that just any thermostat can work in their home. But just like A/C and Heating units, thermostats are unique to the system. Our technician at Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning are specialized in working on many kinds of thermostats. If you are interested in having your thermostat upgraded from a manual to digital or programmable thermostat Russell’s can help you. Our technicians are available 24/7 for emergency service for those times when your thermostat decides to stop working.

Manual Vs. Digital Thermostat

thermostatsMany people often wonder what the difference is with thermostats, aren’t they all the same? Just like HVAC systems, the thermostat is unique as well. Manual thermostats require the customer to set the temperature by hand. Unlike digital thermostats which allow the customer to set the desired temperatures for the home to stay.

The thermostat has a screen that allows you to see the temperature of your home easily. If you still have any questions give our friendly technicians a call at 909-797-5669

Wi-Fi Thermostat and Wireless Thermostat

Did you know that you could have a thermostat installed in your home that you can control through your phone? The new generation of thermostats is just this. Wi-Fi enable thermostats allows the homeowner to set the temperature and monitor the temperature while they are away. This allows the homeowner to keep their energy bill lower as they can monitor their units. Wireless thermostats are what the consumer would be using for any zoning control systems. The wireless system allows the homeowner to control the temperature in different rooms. Which gives the homeowners more control of what room has the heating or cooling turned on.

Our technicians at Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning are highly trained and educated on whichever thermostat you are interested in, give us a call today to schedule time to discuss your thermostat needs.

Thermostat FAQs

What does a thermostat do?
A thermostat is a seemingly simple piece of equipment, but it plays an extremely important role. It is the device that controls the temperature in your home. The most important part of the thermostat is the thermometer. The construction of the thermometer has changed throughout the years. However, its function has not. It is designed to measure the temperature in the room where the thermostat is installed.

The rest of the thermostat components have changed over the years. No matter how the thermostat is made, or what type you have, the thermostat’s job is to connect to your HVAC system and regulate each room’s temperature.

What are the different types of thermostat?
Modern thermostats come in a lot of shapes and sizes. Mechanical thermostats are the most classic. These are also the cheapest type of thermostat on the market. Typically, you turn the dial to set the temperature. You cannot program temperatures into mechanical thermostats. Plus, often their thermometers are less reliable.

Electric thermostats use electronics as their thermometers. They are more reliable than mechanical thermostats. Electric thermostats can be found with many types of features, including being programmable and having an automatic setback. Programmable thermostats are the most popular type of modern thermostat. They allow you to program multiple temperatures for different times and days. Many programmable thermostats are also smart thermostats, which means you can control them using your Smartphone.

Do I need to replace my thermostat?
Thermostats can have issues just like the other components of your HVAC system. Some signs that you need to replace your thermostat include

  • Trouble keeping a room at a specific temperature.
  • Your HVAC system turns on and off without reason.
  • The temperature on your thermostat records the wrong temperatures.
  • Your thermostat is over ten years old.

There are other signs that your thermostat may need to be replaced. If you are concerned, contact the experts at Russell’s. We can help you determine if you need a new thermostat.

Can I install my own thermostat?
If you are an extremely skilled DIYer, then you may be able to install your own thermostat. This is especially true if you are just upgrading an existing thermostat. However, if you need to install a brand new thermostat, then you may need professional help.

Also, unless you are an experienced DIYer, you should leave the thermostat installation to the professionals. Incorrectly installed thermostats will not heat or cool your home consistently. They may even break after being incorrectly installed. If in doubt, ask for professional help.

What are other considerations when purchasing a thermostat?
Obviously, functionality is the most important consideration when looking for a thermostat. However, it is not the only consideration. You also want to consider aesthetics, power, and cost.

Each type of thermostat has a different look. You may want to look for a thermostat that matches your décor. The way the thermostat gets power will also be a consideration. Most run on batteries, but not all. Make sure you are familiar with the power source for your choice. Finally, the different types of thermostats will have different costs. Choose one that fits your budget.

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