Our EC&S furnace repair service wants you to know that there are several reasons why you should consider upgrading your controls in order to save time, save energy, and save money throughout the winter season.
One of the best and most affordable changes you can make is to have our team install a programmable thermostat in your home. We can help you choose the right one for your home and install it for you! When you use a programmable thermostat, you’ll be able to set the temperature in your home according to your family’s activity – lower during the day if everyone is at school and work, and warmer in the evening before everyone arrives home.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to turn a thermostat completely off for several hours when no one is at home. Doing this will actually cause your heating bills to rise and your energy consumption to increase dramatically. The cost of a programmable thermostat is most often much less than our customers expect, and in addition, the money they save by using one is more than enough to make up the cost, and then much more! You’ll save money, save energy, and save time by not having to constantly tinker with your thermostat settings.
Another thing you should always do once per year is to have furnace maintenance done on your system. EC&S will come out to your home and perform a preventive check-up to make sure that your system is running as efficiently as possible. If you have a maintenance agreement with us as part of a purchase of a system, you’ll want to keep up with annual check-ups to maintain your warranty. When we check and clean your system, we can not only make sure you’re getting the most heat for your money, but we also will make sure that there are no small issues that are waiting to become large, expensive problems for you. More often than not, when issues are caught and remedied early, they are much less expensive to fix than larger, emergency problems.
For more information on why you should upgrade your home heating controls and for furnace maintenance, a new thermostat, or any other service, contact EC&S today!