If submitting a service request after hours or on the weekend, please note it is best to call.
(361) 235-3905 Request Service

Choosing A Programmable Thermostat? Make The Smart Choice

May 24, 2012 | Blog

This is one of the best times of year to be a Texas Gulf Coast resident. All the spring breakers have left, and you can relax and enjoy some of the most beautiful weather we see in this part of the country. This year don’t let the summer heat ruin your serenity; cut your cooling costs with a “smart” programmable thermostat.

Choosing a Programmable Thermostat
It’s almost a necessity to have a programmable thermostat these days. Energy is getting more expensive and the weather is getting hotter. Increasingly, however, smart technology (“smart” as in “smart-phone”) is being incorporated into programmable thermostats. When you decide to upgrade, just make sure you make the “smart” decision:

  • Seven-Day Settings – Choose a unit that allows you to program individual settings for each day of the week. Use this feature to raise the temperature for eight-hour blocks during the day when nobody is home and at night when everybody’s asleep.  Don’t set the temperature too warm during the day while you are away or it may take more energy to cool the house back down when you get home than what it would have to maintain it.  Generally no more than two degrees is recommended.
  • Communication – It’s also very important that the thermostat can communicate with you. Most smart units do this over the Internet so they need a connection that’s always available. They can keep track of peak-hour rates with your electricity provider, monitor the humidity in your home and even test your air for toxins. All of these features allow you to set the temperature most efficiently without losing any comfort.
  • Maintenance Reminders – High-quality units can monitor the health of your entire heating and cooling system and remind you when service is needed or operations are not efficient. Sometimes they can even point out the culprit so you can get the system back to peak performance.

Taking Advantage of the Features
When choosing a programmable thermostat, it’s crucial that you pick a device that is right for you.  Some of the new thermostats have a lot of extra features that may be neat and high tech, but will you really use them?  Simple to use and with the features that you will actually use are the key ingredients.

For more information and to see these smart thermostats in person, contact CCAC, Inc. With over 30 years of service in Corpus Christi and the surrounding area, we have the knowledge to help you save.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about programmable thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Mathews CCAC Air Conditioning and Heating services Corpus Christi, TX. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!     

Thermostat image via Shutterstock

Constantly Concerned About You!

Professional Team
Our ac technicians are highly trained, professional and committed to getting the job done right the first time.
Reliable Service
You can count on our expert ac technicians to provide high-quality air conditioning services with quality products and transparent pricing.
Customer Service
You deserve excellent customer service. That's why we strive to be courteous and professional through the entire service process.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Very Satisfied

I’ve had a system purchased and installed by them for several years with the maintenance contract the whole time. I’ve been very satisfied with the service. You can’t go wrong selecting them for your business.

Joseph S.

Pleasure to Work With

Mathews CCAC conducted the semi-annual inspection of the A/C, heating system for the fall check-up, Technician was on time, courteous and went quickly about the inspection and observed all COVID-19 protocols for his and our safety a pleasure to work with this company

Steven L.

Great Company

Great company. Contacted my current AC company to check on my warranty before charging me anything. Saved me a bunch of money and headache if dealing with anything. Would definitely recommend them and use them again.

Ryan W.