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What makes a Nest thermostat a Nest thermostat?

April 12th, 2018
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What makes a thermostat a NEST Thermostat?

When was the last time you upgraded your thermostat? Probably quite a while ago, huh? If so, you’re not alone. Most people don’t upgrade their thermostats nearly as often as they should. This wastes quite a bit of money in the long run, making your home less efficient and less comfortable. Upgrading your thermostat actually has a huge impact on the efficiency of your air conditioning and heating systems. It’s important that you have a look at all the options available for new thermostats, so that you can find the one that’s best for you. Total Comfort, Inc. Now installs and services Nest thermostats throughout Corona, CA. If you’d like more info, or need to schedule an appointment, call today to speak to one of our experts.

WHY YOU SHOULD UPGRADE YOUR THERMOSTAT

 

People tend to be pretty on top of replacing their climate control systems when they wear out, which is usually every 10 to 15 years or so. However, far fewer people are diligent about replacing their thermostats. Thermostats tend to get replaced only when they stop working completely, which could be upwards of 20 years! Over time, your thermostat will wear down as it accumulates wear and tear. The dead zone, that area where your thermostat should activate but doesn’t, will widen over time as the system wears out. Your climate control system will activate less often than it should, making your home less comfortable. This is why you should upgrade your thermostat at least as often as your climate control system.

WHAT IS A NEST THERMOSTAT?

The Nest Learning Thermostat is the first thermostat to get Energy Star Certified. It learns what temperature you like and builds a schedule around yours. Since 2011, the Nest Thermostat has saved billions of kWh of energy in millions of homes worldwide. And Independent studies showed that it saved people an average of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15%on cooling cost. Which in under two years, it can pay for itself.

A Nest thermostat is a brand of wireless, that also offers additional satellite sensors. Most homes aren’t the same temperature in every room. Maybe the master bedroom gets too warm or the Living room gets too cold. With the Nest Temperature sensor, you can let your Nest thermostat create the perfect level of comfortability throughout the entire home.

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Total Comfort is your NEST Pro Elite dealer and we install smart home products like the NEST outdoor camera, indoor camera, smoke detector, and, of course, the NEST Thermostat.

LET US HANDLE ALL OF YOUR NEST THERMOSTAT NEEDS

Nest thermostat satellites can simply be placed wherever is convenient around the house. The central thermostat, though, still needs to be wired into both the power grid and the climate control systems. So, make sure that you trust Total Comfort, Inc. with all of your Nest thermostat installation needs. We offer a full range of installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement services for Nest thermostats in Corona, CA. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals. We’ll make sure that your Nest thermostat serves your home well for many years to come.

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What You Need to Know About Heat Pump Maintenance

April 9th, 2018

heat-pump-maintenance Spring is prime maintenance season for HVAC systems, especially air conditioners. You have to get your home ready for the coming summer heat, after all. If you have a heat pump, now is the time to make sure that you schedule preventive maintenance for it as well. Yes, that applies even if you already had maintenance conducted on it last fall. Let’s take a look at why bi-annual heat pump maintenance is so important for the health of your system.

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Now is the Perfect Time for Air Conditioning Maintenance

March 26th, 2018

air-conditioner-cashWe don’t have long before the days really start to heat up, which means you’re going to be putting quite a bit of demand on your air conditioner soon. More demand increases the amount of strain on the system, making it more likely for the air conditioner to develop a range of issues. If you want to keep your air conditioner in good condition, it’s a good idea to schedule preventive maintenance this spring.

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Signs That You Need Heat Pump Repairs

March 12th, 2018

heat-pumpHeat pumps are just as prone to developing problems of various kinds as any other HVAC system. While you’re using your heat pump on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to know the signs that it might be in-need of professional repair. The faster you are able to recognize that your heat pump is in trouble, the faster you’ll be able to get it fixed and the more damage you could possible prevent.

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Tips for Keeping Your Plumbing System in Good Condition

February 26th, 2018

burst-pipeOf all the various home systems that you deal with on a regular basis, one of the most difficult to accurately gauge in terms of health is the plumbing system. After all, you don’t really see much of the system. Problems that it develops tend to be pretty subtle, at least at first. So, what steps can a homeowner take to make sure that their plumbing system is as healthy as possible, even when they can’t easily tell by looking at it whether it’s in trouble? There are a couple of different steps you can take, which we’ll outline below.

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Furnace Issues to Be Aware Of

February 12th, 2018

FurnaceThe weather is starting to heat up, but we probably have a few days of cold weather left before all of us switch entirely over to air conditioning for the season. As long as you’re still using your furnace, you need to be aware of possible problems it can run into. If you know what to look for, you should be able to identify warning signs of a furnace issue and have it repaired before it can do any real damage. Have a look at some of the signs that your furnace is in bad shape, and when you should call for repairs.

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How to Tell if You Have a Plumbing Leak

January 29th, 2018

water-handsPlumbing leaks are the trifecta of obnoxious home problems. They’re difficult to detect, can cause quite a bit of damage, and are incredibly common in homes across the country. So, what can you do to protect yourself against the likelihood of leaks showing up in your own home’s plumbing system? Well, we have good news and bad news on that front.

The bad news is that there is little you can do to protect against any leaks forming at all. Most leaks are caused by corrosion or oxidization, which are chemical reactions due to the interaction with your pipes and elements in the surrounding area. There’s not much you can do about that, but what you can do is detect leaks as early as possible so you can limit the damage. The best way to do this is to call for plumbing maintenance at least once every year or two. In between those appointments, you should keep an eye out for some specific signs that your system is leaking.

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Call for Drain Cleaning if These Things Apply to Your Drains

January 15th, 2018

DrainDrain cleaning is one of those important and necessary maintenance procedures that homeowners just don’t think about very often. Most people don’t think about their drains at all until they become completely clogged. Even then, they typically forego professional drain cleaning services entirely in favor of store bought drain cleaners.

Don’t be one of those people! Store bought drain cleaners are actually terrible for the health of your drains. The vast majority of them clear out clogs by using highly corrosive substances, which will eat through whatever is clogging the drain, but will also corrode the pipe itself. Over time, this will make leaks more likely to form and will eventually lead to needing to replace the entire pipe. Professional drain cleaning services do not use these materials, resorting instead to mechanical means or just high-pressure water spray that won’t damage the pipes. Have a look at some of the symptoms that indicate that it’s time to call for professional drain cleaning services.

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Make Sure to Schedule Plumbing Maintenance

January 2nd, 2018

Plumbing-MaintenanceThe plumbing system in your home can be tough to keep in good shape. Most of it is out of sight and out of mind a lot of the time, which makes it difficult for homeowners to detect issues. However, there are still ways to guarantee that your plumbing system stays in good health for as long as possible. The number one way to do that is to schedule plumbing maintenance at least once a year. Read on to find out why it’s so important that you have a professional plumber take a look at your plumbing system at least once annually.

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Why is My Furnace Making Strange Noises?

December 18th, 2017

furnaceIt is especially important that you be on the lookout for warning signs that your furnace is in trouble this winter. The heating season is the time of year when furnaces are placed under the most stress, and as such are the most likely to develop problems. If you can identify problems quickly and get them repaired, then you will be much more likely to prevent the damage those problems might cause. One of the more obvious ways to tell if your furnace is acting up is to listen for odd noises coming from the system.

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