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 Karess Carter - 1/31/2020
Do you know how well YOUR furnace is working? Mine was fine. It heated the house. We were warm. All was good.
I had Aspen Aire come just for a service check. I knew my furnace was older because it came with the house and we’ve lived there for 13 years. We were prepared that eventually it would stop working and we would need to replace it. But it couldn’t hurt to have a check up.
Until the day we got the news that our furnace was leaking a lot of carbon monoxide into our house. No, I didn’t have a detector in my house. We were advised to immediately make plans to replace our furnace. And sleep with the furnace off. And get a carbon monoxide detector that night. Can you imagine the fear we were riddled with?
I have no idea how long this has been going on. What I do know, is that I haven’t felt ‘good’ in an extremely long time. From headaches, to being dizzy and nauseous, I have felt off for months. (I mean seriously I can’t remember the last time I felt good.) But the headaches have just been out of control for the last year. My daughter has been a different person as well. Our whole house has been out of whack. I can’t say that this is the root of it all, but I can speculate.
When we got the news, Aspen Aire was there for us. They also found that our hot water heater was leaking and it was time to replace that. So we found all of this out on Wednesday, and today they are at my house. Right now we are installing a new furnace, AC unit and hot water unit. It’s money we hadn’t planned on spending right now, but I look at it like it’s an investment in our home and our health.
If we decide to sell our house, these upgrades will be important to a potential buyer. But I think the peace of mind knowing we will wake up in the morning is all I need. This was a huge wake up call for my family.
It really is worth it to get your furnace checked. A simple service check up from Aspen Aire could give you peace of mind, and maybe even end up saving a life. People die from carbon monoxide poisoning. I just feel lucky that it wasn’t my family.
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by Karess Carter - 1/31/2020
Des Moines, Iowa