The Air Conditioning Thermostat is often called "the brain" of an air conditioning system because it tells your system what to do.
There are basically two (3) types of thermostats; The Electromechanical Thermostat, the Electronic Thermostat, and the latest and greatest Smart Thermostat.
With this thermostat, you can reduce your electric bills by manually adjusting the thermostat settings.
For the summertime, the savings are best when you set the thermostat at approximately 78 degrees or higher. For each degree you raise the thermostat setting, you can reduce cooling costs by about 8%.
During the winter, the savings are best when you set the thermostat at approximately 68 degrees or lower. For each degree you lower the thermostat, you can reduce costs by about 1%.
You can reduce your electric bills even further by adjusting the temperature settings for when your away from home.
There is a bit of inconvenience involved with having to manually adjust your thermostat settings....but it is well worth the effort.
However, there is no longer a need to manually adjust your thermostat if you buy a programmable electronic thermostat.
This type of Thermostat allows you to maximize your energy savings automatically...while your at home or away.
For instance, you can program this thermostat to turn off an hour or two before you wake up for work, and to turn back on an hour before you get home from work.
The Electronic Thermostat is superior to the Electromechanical t-stat, but with the Smart Thermostat, the possiblities are endless and its convenience is second to none!
The Electronic thermostats save energy only if they are programmed, and studies have shown that most residential users never program them.
One of the nice things about the Smart Thermostat is the remote access via wifi capabilities.
With its ability to learn a household’s patterns and adjust temperatures according to when a home is occupied or is about to be occupied, it reduces the energy use when nobody is home for significant periods of time.
Furthermore, if your air conditioning system stops working properly, the smart thermostat can alert you of this problem, allowing you to remotely shut it off and thereby prevent the possibility of additional damage to the system.
This is a huge plus for homeowners that travel frequently or are away from home for extended periods of time, but want to keep their ac unit on to maintain the home's temperature within a certain range, and be able to monitor it while away.
Most Thermostats have two (2) fan settings: "Auto" and "On". If you set this to the "On" position, the fan runs continually. On "Auto", the fan is activated only during the cooling or heating cycle.
If you want to filter your air constantly, change your air filters more frequently, and pay an extra $20 bucks or so per month in added electricity usage, then go ahead and set your thermostat to the "On" position.
Otherwise, leave this on "Auto" and SAVE!
Air Conditioning & Heating
Repair, Service and Maintenance
104 S Pomeroy
Mesa, Arizona 85210
Open 7 Days a Week, 5am to 7pm
Air Conditioning Phoenix and the following cities in Arizona: Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek, Gold Canyon, and Apache Junction.
Types of systems we service: Air Conditioner, Heat Pump, Gas Heating, Furnace, and Electric Heat.
Brands we service:
All major brands including:
Mastercool, Trane, Amana, Ruud, Goodman, Carrier, York, Goettl, Payne,
Lennox, Rheem, Bryant, Heil, Kenmore, and Coleman.
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A/C Handyman - 104 S Pomeroy, Mesa, AZ. 85210
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Easy to work with great service
by George Arechiga
I manage 2 duplex units a total of 4 homes in Arizona and when I need service I call the A/C handyman. He is easy to work with and I don't feel like he is over charging me he has very good rates. And he shows up when he says he will. I really like his service.
Honest Air Conditioner Repair
by Ethel Duplisea
Bradley was recommended to me by a family member. It was one of the best reommendations I have received in some time. A/C Handyman is on time, proffesional and charges a fair price. Thank you Bradley.
Quick and Excellent Service
My A/C wasn't blowing cool, so I called at 7:00 am on a Friday. He showed up at 8:30 (when he said he would BTW) the same day! Added freon, and didn't try any hard sell tactics. Would highly recommend his services.
Delivered on his Promises
by John Birch
I saw Bradley's company in a comparison against most all the other Hvac companies in my area... while others sounded good, I was not impressed with what customers wrote about their service and fairness on pricing.... I think Bradley is extremely honest and you really do get pricing that is half of the other HVAC companies... Nice! Bradley is also the owner which I like. Nothing like dealing directly with the person that owns the business that you are buying from!!
by Leah Vega
We have two air conditioning units in our home, and every year before the hot weather hits we like to get our air conditioning units serviced to make sure they are working in the most optimum condition. The gentleman that came out to service our units was very courteous and professional. I will definitely be using this company in the future for all of my a/c service needs.
Fair, Honest, and Responsive
I called Brad early sunday AM. By 10:00 AM, the air was cold and I was relieved not to have a ridiculous bill. I have had some bad experiences with AC companies in the past but his timeliness, friendly manner, and fair prices were a huge relief. Brad's my AC guy from now on... thanks Brad!
Found my AC guy! Thanks
by John Shumway
(Queen Creek, AZ)
I do IT consulting on my own so I thought that there must be smaller companies with hard working honest guys around that do AC work. Google brought up Bradley's web page, and actually read the testimonials and thought I would give him a shot. Bradley came and diagnosed the problem to be a motor, he spent an hour making sure, and returned after obtaining the part and finishing up the other work he had scheduled that day which ended up being 11:00pm to replace it so my family could get some sleep. NO WAY would a large company have come that late, at least not without extreemly heavy fees. Thanks for the fair price and Excellent service!
Quick and good service!
by Joe Andreyka
(Gold Canyon, AZ, USA)
We got fast service when we needed it, and our a/c problems were solved, and our service rep was courteous and dependable.
Thank you! Joe and Janice Andreyka
by Valerie & Don
(Apache Junction, AZ)
Brad had all the parts necessary for fixing our unit quickly. I would highly recommend his services. The charges were very reasonable.
Thank you for your expertise and very Quick Service!
Excellent Service and Knowledge
by Randall Thompson
(La Habra, CA)
I live in California and own a rental in Mesa, Az. I have used Brad as my A/C guy for a few years now because he is always there when I need him and I feel that he is honest and upfront with all details of the job. He knows A/C repair very well and gets right to the problem. Being from out-of-state I feel vulnerable to unreputable servicemen. I feel lucky to have found Brad.
Quality Service That is Reliable and Dependable
by Laura Foster
Brad is the AC expert that I rely on for all repairs and questions. In fact, we are buying a new A/C unit through Brad and he will be installing it this month! I recommend him to all of our friends. He is honest, extremely knowledgeable and reliable. He comes when you need him and you can always bank on what he tells you!
Dependable, Professional Service
by Doug Hersho
Having a rental property in Gilbert Arizona while living in Houston Texas requires reliable contractors that you can depend on for servicing. A/C Handyman has filled this requirement beyond expectations. One phone call is all it takes and you know that you don't have to worry about constant followup. Bradley will see to it that the problem is analyzed, reported back to you and repaired as required professionally. I highly recommend their service.