Controls & Thermostats

Controls and Thermostat Installation & Repairs for the Chicago Suburbs

The thermostat controls and regulates the temperature in your home, prompting your system to cycle on and off according to it’s settings.  In other words, when it comes to minimizing energy waste and costs, and maximizing the comfort of your home, your thermostat can be just as important has having a properly functioning heating and cooling system.

We offer and install a wide variety of digital, programmable thermostats and also newer smart thermostats for your home.  We work with many different affordable brands and models of thermostats and can help you select the right solution that will help you maintain and extend the life of your heating and air conditioning, without sacrificing comfort or breaking the bank.

Smart Thermostats

A smart thermostat eliminates the need to remember to program your thermostat, or adjust it manually, as you can do it with an app via your smart device from just about anywhere, even when you are away from home.  Some smart thermostats are also compatible with Amazon Alexa allowing you control the thermostat with voice commands.  Some brands and models automatically adapt to your daily habits, sensing your movements – when you come and go and when you are sleeping, etc., and will readjust itself when needed for maximum energy cost savings and comfort.  Other benefits of having a smart thermostat are notices from the app when it’s time to change the filter or schedule maintenance, and usage reports that help you to optimize your energy savings.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats allow you to do more to conserve energy and lower costs, than the older types of non-programmable thermostats.  While you can’t do it with a smart phone app, you can still program your thermostat manually to specific days and times of the week, ahead of time, eliminating the need to remember to adjust it every day.  Many people set them to adjust close to the time they come back home everyday so the house is nice and comfortable when they get there.

Older Non-Programmable Thermostats

Your thermostat is vital to your home’s comfort.  If you are experiencing trouble controlling the heating and cooling of your home, we recommend you do not try to fix it yourself.  Our technicians have extensive experience working with older types of thermostats, such as non-programmable digital thermostats, and even those really old mechanical thermostats that are hard to repair or replace.  Call us for emergency, same day service or if you are thinking about upgrading your thermostat.

Signs it’s Time To Repair

  • System is cycling on and off more
  • Not enough heating or cooling
  • System is not coming on at all
  • Energy bills are higher

Signs it’s Time To Upgrade

  • Your having trouble controlling the temperature in your home
  • You want to save money on your bill
  • You are very busy and often forget to program your thermostat
  • You want to be more energy efficient

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Our expert technicians will consult with you for FREE and recommend the best energy-efficient thermostat that will work with your existing system and further back it up with a satisfaction guarantee for one year.

FAQ & TIPS FOR HEATING OR COOLING YOUR HOME EFFICIENTLY

Common reasons your<br />
heater may fail

Common reasons your
heater may fail

A faulty pump or other electrical part, a dead blower capacitor, or an improperly calibrated furnace are all reasons we get calls when a heater goes out.  However, the majority of our calls are due to lack of maintenance and dirty systems.  If your heat goes out, give us a call.  To prevent a no-heat situation, a low-cost annual inspection is highly recommended, and especially for snow birds to prevent freezing of water pipes during the winter.
How To Prevent a frozen<br />
AC line

How To Prevent a frozen
AC line

Losing your ac on a hot summer day can be a nightmare.  While it’s hard to believe your AC can freeze in the heat, it’s actually a common, but often preventable problem.  Start by keeping your system’s evaporator coils clean and by changing the filters every one to three months.  In general, your outside unit should be free of any debris, and always schedule regular maintenance annually.
Optimal thermostat<br />
setting for winter

Optimal thermostat
setting for winter

For maximum savings and comfort, the thermostat setting for winter months should be adjusted according to your habits.  We recommend setting your thermostat to 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the day, and then adjusting when home.  You can also see a substantial savings (15% or more) in your heating bill by turning your thermostat down 10 or more degrees at night.
How smart thermostats<br />
really save you money

How smart thermostats
really save you money

Any thermostat will save you money by setting temperatures higher during cooling and lower during heating.  But a smart thermostat does it better than any human can, even better than those with programmable thermostats because it never forgets!  It detects when you are home, when you leave and it knows when you sleep. We can help you decide if a smart thermostat is “smart” for your home, call us today.
How often should I<br />
change my filters?

How often should I
change my filters?

Simply put, clean filters save you money while dirty filters cause your system to work harder and use more energy.  Also, even in the most immaculate homes, air filters improve air quality, helping those who may suffer from asthma and allergies.  While every home is different, a good rule of thumb is to change filters every 1 to 3 months and watch for signs that your filter may need replacing (excessive dust, system running more often or visibly dirty filter).
Warning Signs your<br />
Heating And/Or AC<br />
is about to break

Warning Signs your
Heating And/Or AC
is about to break

Typically, a good working heating or ac unit keeps you comfortable and is quiet and odorless.  Poor performance, unpleasant odors and strange noises coming from your system are all signs your system may completely fail soon.  Also, if you have noticed a lot of dust in the air, or a rise in utility bills, if may be time to contact us to avoid a no-heat and no-air situation.