Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Thermostats’

Is A Bad Thermostat The Cause Of Your Heating Troubles?

Monday, February 8th, 2021

You’ve been cooped up at home for months so you finally decide to make the trip out to go hiking or mountain biking–something safe that gives you plenty of space. It is cold though so you decide to leave the heater running while you are gone to ensure the house is warm on your return. It will feel pretty good to go from temperatures in the 30s to a nice safe haven that is in the 60s.

But that may not be what you come home to. Maybe you get home and discover your heater is working overtime, leaving the home way too hot. Or perhaps you walk through the door to discover it has barely increased the temperature indoors above what it is outside. What’s the deal?

Something is up with your heating in Aztec, NM and the issue likely lies with your thermostat.

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Do You Need a New Thermostat?

Monday, June 1st, 2020

person-adjusting-thermostatHave you ever gone to get your car fixed convinced that your vehicle is struggling with one issue only to find the source of the problem is completely different? This is common in the HVAC industry too! No, not because we can diagnose issues with your car but because we often see homeowners convinced something is wrong with their AC system when the problem is actually with their thermostat.

Your thermostat is the system that tells your air conditioner what to do. Without a working thermostat, your cooling system is going to end up with the wrong marching orders, or no orders at all. That is why we want you to know that we can help you figure out if the issue lies with your thermostat and choose the best course of action to get things back on track.

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What Is the Real Cause of Your Heating Issue?

Monday, March 9th, 2020

person-adjusting-thermostatThe heater has been pumping steadily for about an hour now and the house has gone from comfortable to sweltering. You just a heating repair in Blanco, NM for your system and the furnace is fairly “young” still so it shouldn’t be malfunctioning like this.

If this situation sounds familiar, you are on the right track if you are thinking that your heater shouldn’t be acting up this way. So what is wrong? It may not be your heater at all actually. The truth is your heating troubles may stem from an issue with your thermostat.

So, how can you tell who the culprit is that is causing complications for your comfort? We will tell you and we will help you get the issue fixed too.

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Why it Pays to Upgrade Your Thermostat

Monday, December 31st, 2018

Imagine we still carried brick-sized cell phones, stored our photos on a floppy disk, or watched our favorite movies on a VCR? These outdated technologies have become obsolete for a reason: they’ve been replaced by newer, more functional and effective devices. This same principle applies to all of the systems in your home, such as your air conditioner, heater, and yes, your thermostat.

As you know, your thermostat is responsible for maintaining a comfortable temperature inside your home, which is an important and necessary function. However, today’s smart thermostats can do so much more than that. We can bet that many of you are wondering why you would ever need a thermostat that can do more than just set temperatures. Of course, you can keep things basic, but a smart thermostat offers a wide range of benefits that can save you money and frustration. Keep reading to learn more about the advantages of installing a smart thermostat in your home. 

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4 Things to Avoid with Your Heater this Season

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Gas and electric heating systems alike can run into problems no one wants to encounter over the holiday season—and when temperatures are at their lowest. Don’t risk safety issues, system breakdowns, and inefficiency. Avoid these common heating mistakes for a healthier system this season.

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Our HVAC Holiday Gift Idea: A Wi-Fi Thermostat for Your Loved Ones!

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Happy holidays from the local technicians at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.! We know that most people wouldn’t pick up the phone to call a heating contractor when searching for the perfect holiday gift. But if you’re looking for something for the homeowner who seems to have it all, we might have a fantastic gift idea. Take a look at just some of the benefits a Wi-Fi thermostat has to offer, and be sure to schedule installation with a local professional!

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A Common AC Mistake: Setting the Temperature too Low

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Most people have a specific preference for the temperature in their home. While some homeowners are perfectly comfortable keeping the thermostat set to 77 or 78 degrees Fahrenheit, others believe that their air conditioner should keep their home feeling like an icebox. When they come home from being in the hot summer weather, they may immediately set the thermostat to the mid-sixties and hope to speed up the cooling process.

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Have You Considered a Wi-Fi Thermostat?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

One of the latest innovations in air conditioning technology is the Wi-Fi thermostat. Air conditioners have been designed to be more and more efficient with each passing year. When combined with a Wi-Fi thermostat (also known as a smart thermostat), you can save hundreds of dollars on your AC costs for the year. In fact, you don’t even have to replace your air conditioner to get a brand new smart thermostat. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of this modern innovation.

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Is Your Thermostat Causing Trouble for Your AC?

Monday, May 11th, 2015

It’s time to crank down that thermostat again, but unfortunately, this means you may notice AC trouble sometime this season. Air conditioners are made up of so many vital parts, all of which could run into trouble at any point in time. So when your air conditioner struggles to operate, you may automatically assume it is a problem within the system. Certainly, it is often the case that an internal part of your air handler or your compressor unit has run into some issues. But would you suspect that the thermostat may be also be at fault?

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Choosing the Right Thermostat

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Of all the components in your heating and cooling system, the thermostat may not stand out at first glance. However, considering the fact that this is by far the component with which you have the most direct interaction, as well as the fact that it acts as the conduit through which you are able to commune with your heating and air conditioning systems, is becomes quite clear just how important your thermostat really is. This is precisely why it is so vital that you schedule your thermostat services in Farmington, NM with a skilled, trained professional. To do so, simply call the experts at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We’ll help you find the right thermostat for your needs and usage preferences.

First things first, remember that there is nothing wrong with keeping things simple. However, you must also remember that newer technologies do not necessarily mean more complex operation. You may think that a manual dial or slide thermostat is the right option if you want something basic. However, a digital thermostat is actually easier to use than either of these options. The push button controls and digital display make it simple to set temperatures in your home accurately, allowing for improved comfort and greater energy efficiency.

Should you opt for something a bit more advanced, a programmable thermostat is a great option to consider. With a programmable thermostat, you won’t even have to worry about adjusting temperatures on your own. You simply create a heating and cooling schedule based around your own timeline, and let the thermostat make the adjustments for you. This will allow you to boost efficiency without giving up an iota of comfort.

For those homeowners looking to take full advantage of modern technologies, a smart thermostat is probably the way to go. You can control such thermostats via an internet enabled device. This makes them incredibly convenient. You can also track energy use to see how you can start using your system more efficiently. To learn more about your thermostat options in Farmington, NM, call the pros at Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We can answer any questions that you may still have.

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