Programmable Thermostats are Better Than Ever

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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.”

 

 

Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning Expert Explains Storm Damage

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Storms can damage air conditioning units, too – an Atlanta heating and air conditioning expert explains what homeowners should look for.

Atlanta, Georgia – During summer storms, homeowners may worry about the damage these storms may cause to the structure of their homes, but they also need to be concerned about their air conditioning unit. Storms with lightning, hail and even tornadoes can leave homeowners calling for HVAC service. Phil Montgomery, owner of Mr. Cool Mr. Heat explains what homeowners should do in case of a storm.

 Severe storms can leave homeowners without power, and in the middle of summer, a home with no air conditioning can be unbearable. Atlanta residents should consider having back-up generators on hand in case of power outages, both in the cold winter months and the blistering hot summer months. The experts at Mr. Cool Mr. Heat, an Atlanta heating and air conditioning company with more than 40 years of experience, can help homeowners determine the correct generator for their needs.

 “In the event of a power outage, homeowners should be sure to check their circuit breakers,” says Montgomery, whose business provides cooling and heating repair services. “In some cases, an HVAC system can be turned back on by flipping the circuit switch. In other cases, there may be damage that will need to be checked out by an expert.”

 Hail, wind and debris can damage an outdoor unit during a storm, as well. Homeowners should look for dents in the unit and look for debris that may have entered into the metal cabinet that houses the unit. Homeowners may be able to clean some debris on their own, but should call an HVAC specialist to clean the unit properly.

 “It’s important for homeowners to remember that just because they cannot see damage, doesn’t mean nothing is wrong,” says Montgomery. “If a summer storm comes through, it may not cause damage to your AC unit, but it can still damage your heating elements, such as an outdoor heat pump. You won’t realize it until the cool weather sets in and you need your heater to work. Having one of our certified technicians check your unit after a storm can guarantee that if there are any damages to any of your HVAC equipment, it can be fixed before you need it.”

 After a storm rolls through, especially a severe storm, it is important that homeowners turn to certified technicians to repair or replace their equipment. Certified technicians will, like those at Mr. Cool Mr. Heat, offer work that is guaranteed and have all of the knowledge homeowners rely on.

 To be sure your unit is ready to face the summer heat and any storms that may come, call Mr. Cool Mr. Heat today for a maintenance appointment.