Programmable Thermostats are Better Than Ever


Now is the time to invest in a programmable thermostat – their functions are better than ever.

 Atlanta, Georgia – We’ve talked about programmable thermostats before, but their benefits are so great, it’s worth mentioning again – and again and again.

 “Programmable thermostats have so many amazing advantages for homeowners,” says Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta heating and cooling company Mr. Cool Mr. Heat. “They offer convenience and energy savings, all at the same time.”

 Energy saving is becoming more and more popular as homeowner are trying to save money. A programmable thermostat is a great way to save money on your Alpharetta heating bill this winter. Advantages include:


  • The ability to set the home to its optimal comfort level.
  • Being able to program the temperature of your home based on your specific needs, based on when you are home and when you are away.
  • Adjust the settings to accommodate for a warm day with a cool evening.
  • Utilize vacation settings to save extra energy while away from home for a few days.

 “One big advantage is that programmable thermostats regular the amount of air entering your home much better,” says Montgomery, whose company has provided HVAC service for more than 40 years. “”That means your home will be comfortable while using less energy, so you’ll save money.”

 But that’s not the only advantage to programmable thermostats. In today’s world, we like control of things at the tips of our fingers, and programmable thermostats allow for just that.

 There are new web-enabled thermostats that allow a homeowners to control it via computer, tablet or smartphone through a WiFi connection. And not only that, homeowners can also see how much energy they are using, allowing them to cut costs if needed.

 This also means you can program your HVAC unit from anywhere – meaning you don’t even have to get up to adjust your thermostat anymore! Are you laying in bed, feeling a bit too chilly? Simply pull out your smartphone and adjust the thermostat without even leaving the comfort of your bed. Did you forget to adjust the thermostat before you left for the day? Now you don’t have to worry about that energy going to waste because you can simply adjust the temperature from your computer.

 “These thermostats offer great conveniences for homeowners,” says Montgomery. “However, they aren’t always super easy for the average homeowner to install. Once you’ve found the thermostat that works best for you, call Mr. Cool Mr. Heat and our technicians can install it, and help you learn how to properly use it. Now is the time to regulate energy consumption, and take advantage of the ease of programmable thermostats.”



Save Money by Converting Your Furnace from Oil to Gas


Homeowners looking to save money should consider converting their oil furnace to a gas one.

Atlanta, Georgia – Homeowners are always looking for ways to save money. One way to save money, and ensure your home is safer and more environmentally friendly is by switching from an oil burning furnace to natural gas heat.

“The biggest reason homeowners like to make the switch is that it is more economical,” says Phil Montgomery, owner of Mr. Heat Mr. Cool, an Alpharetta heating company with more than 40 years of experience. “Gas is cheaper than oil, but it’s also more efficient. That means a home’s furnace will run more efficiently, thereby lowering monthly energy bills.”

 Many homeowners may shy away from making the conversion because it can seem too expensive to make the switch. However, Montgomery assures that there are economical ways to convert, and the amount homeowners will save in the long run on their energy costs will more than pay for the conversion.

“In some cases, we don’t have to do a completely new furnace installation,” says Montgomery. “Sometimes our HVAC repair technicians are able to convert only the unit’s burner, which saves homeowners a great deal of money.”

Another advantage to switching is that gas furnaces do not produce ash and dust inside your home. That means the air inside your home is cleaner.

Gas is typically stored remotely, as opposed to oil being stored in a tank inside your home. That means it is safer. The gas is delivered directly to your home, on demand, through underground pipes. With an oil furnace, homeowners have to wait for delivery of their oil, which can be uncomfortable if you run out on a cold night. With gas, homeowners never need to worry about that.

Another advantage is that les time and money is required for maintenance and cleaning of a gas furnace. That means fewer calls for repairs and a more efficiently running system.

 To learn more about converting from an oil running furnace to a gas one, call the experts at Mr. Heat Mr. Cool today. They can get you on the road to a more efficiently running furnace in no time.