Phoenix Heat Pump Question: Can My Thermostat Affect Efficiency?

Most people think about their thermostat only when they need to turn on their heating or air conditioning system. However, your thermostat can be a very powerful tool if you use it correctly. Not only can it be used to keep you comfortable, it can help you improve the energy efficiency of your home. At Norris Air, we provide complete thermostat installation and thermostat repair services throughout the Phoenix area. We thought it would be helpful if we put together some of the best ways that our customers can use their thermostats to improve the efficiency of their home.

The Benefits of Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats offer homeowners a huge amount of control over your home’s energy consumption. Your heating and air conditioning systems make up a large portion of your utility bill each month. That’s why you should make sure you have as much control over them as possible.

With a programmable thermostat, you can set your heating system to turn off when you leave for work. You can also set it to turn back on 30 minutes before you get home so that your home is comfortable when you get home.

Heat Pump Thermostat

Heat pumps are incredibly efficient heating systems that are gaining popularity with homeowners. However, without a thermostat that is designed to be used with heat pumps, they can actually run less efficiently. Make sure that your thermostat is actually a heat pump thermostat. Additionally, another mistake that many homeowners make is that they continuously run their heat pump with “Emergency Heat” or “back-up heat”. This activates the back-up heating system, usually an electric resistance coil, which should only be used occasionally. If your heat pump is constantly in this mode, call your local contractor to discover alternative solutions to keeping your home warm.

If you need any kind of help with your home’s thermostats, just call Norris Air. We provide complete programmable thermostat installation and repair throughout the Phoenix area. Call us today!