Thermostats are the “brains” of a heating and cooling system. They connect to your furnace, AC or heat pump and allow you to control and monitor the temperature inside your home or business.
Aspen Aire repairs and installs thermostats in Ankeny, Des Moines and the rest of central Iowa. We can work on all types of thermostats. If you need a new one, we offer Carrier and Nest thermostats. However, there are many different options on the market today that fit different budgets and needs, so we can also help with recommendations or install a thermostat you’ve already purchased.
This is the least-expensive thermostat option. As the name implies, they have basic screens and just a few simple buttons. A basic thermostat allows you to monitor and manually adjust the temperature. Newer models are digital, and older ones have a mercury or mechanical contact point that triggers the HVAC system to start or stop.
A programmable thermostat has a little more functionality. They allow you to automatically adjust the temperature according to a schedule that you set up. Programming your HVAC system to run less during times that you’re at work, on vacation or sleeping can help save energy and money.
For even more control and reduced energy usage, there are a wide range of smart thermostats available. They’re connected via Wi-Fi and can be controlled from anywhere with an app on your smartphone or even with your voice. You can set more precise temperature schedules and some models even “learn” and automatically adjust to your schedule. This level of control allows most homes and businesses to lower their heating and cooling costs by allowing the furnace and air conditioner to run less when the building is unoccupied.
Aspen Aire is a Nest Pro Partner Installer, so our technicians have been specially trained to install Nest products, including learning thermostats.
Zoning an HVAC system can help reduce energy use and save on heating and cooling costs while maintaining a more even temperature throughout the home. If your home has multiple stories or rooms that always seem to hot or too cold, contact us to see if zoned heating and air conditioning could be the answer to keeping everyone comfortable.
Larger homes with a second floor often use two or more HVAC systems to regulate the temperature of each story separately. However, smaller homes may get more benefit from a single HVAC system that’s divided into zones that each have their own thermostat and can be regulated individually.
A zoned HVAC system uses dampers to control the airflow into each zone, which could be an entire floor or just one room. Zones can be configured so everyone’s bedroom is at an ideal temperature for sleeping, the home gym stays cool all year and there’s no energy wasted on unnecessary heat and air conditioning for rooms that rarely get used.
Carrier Comfort Series Thermostat
Programmable and Non-Programmable Available
Carrier Infinity Touch Control Thermostat
Carrier Performance Series Thermostat
Nest Learning Thermostat
Nest Secure Alarm Starter Kit
Secure Your Home with Nest Detect & Nest Tag
Key Fob to Quickly Arm and Disarm Your Home
Nest Indoor/Outdoor Cameras
High-Quality, Smart Security Cameras
Nest Hello Video Doorbell
Know Who's Knocking
Smart Smoke & CO Alarm
Boost the WiFi Signal to Keep Everything Connected
Google Home and Chromecast
Both are Compatible with Nest Products
by Russell Holmes - 6/29/2017
I had my air conditioning go out during a VERY hot day in June, 2017. I called three places (all recommended). Aspen Aire called me back right away (much appreciated) and had a technician out within 2 or 3 hours. I was amazed as it was an extremely hot day and assumed they would be really busy (and they were).
(Oh - the other two places? One never called me back and the other called me a week later with apologizes - heh!)
After installing a new fan in my condenser unit, it was determined that was not the problem. Given that the unit was 20 years old I opted to replace it as well as the 20-year old furnace. They did not try to talk me into doing that but gave me options - I decided to go with a new AC and furnace unit combination. They did tell me my AC and furnace were probably on borrowed time but, again, they did not push me to replace them.
Long story short, within a few days they had replaced the air conditioning unit and furnace with two really nice units that have long, transferable warranties.
The men were very professional, extremely clean, most polite and a pleasure to have in and around my house.
If you are need of heating and cooling services, you will never find a better company than Aspen Aire. I do not say things just to be nice. In fact I am a rather hard customer to please (truth be told!). But my experience with Aspen Aire was beyond my highest expectations.
On one hand it was unfortunate when my air went out on a 90 plus degree day. On the other hand it turned out to be a good thing since my experience with this company was so good.
Testimonial provided by desmoinesheatingandair.com
by Russell Holmes - 6/29/2017
Des Moines, Iowa