Thermostats

ThermostatsHere at RCS Residential & Commercial Services LLC, we have over four decades’ worth of experience in the heating and cooling industry for properties of all types, and across a wide range of products. If you’re looking for a new or replacement thermostat installation service, we can help.

Thermostat Types

Thermostats have evolved in leaps and bounds over recent years as it’s now possible to have a wide range of thermostats that allow you to adjust the temperature in your home, set temperatures for different zones if your heating/cooling system allows, diagnose problems with your equipment, set indoor humidity levels, check outside weather and temperature, and more. Common thermostat types now include WiFi thermostats (which allow you to set the temperature and check/adjust settings through your tablet, smartphone or computer, touch screen thermostats, and traditional programmable and non-programmable thermostats.

Thermostat Installation Costs

The cost to have a thermostat installed depends on a number of factors. Firstly, the type of thermostat you choose, and the system you’d like to connect it to. Most installation costs run between $100 and $250 on average, although speaking to us directly is the best way to get an accurate cost estimate. This can be done by calling us on (540) 665-2722 or emailing us at office@rcsheatingair.com to speak to one of our certified technicians. Alternatively, please take a second to fill out our free estimate form and we’ll get back to you asap. We have worked with countless thermostat makes and heating/air conditioning systems and will be able to make a recommendation that best suits your needs.

Thermostat Purchase Factors

Before choosing a thermostat, there are a number of factors to keep in mind:

Quality – always choose a quality thermostat that has great reviews. A poorly designed or installed thermostat can malfunction and lead to costly repairs of your heating and cooling system. Also make sure that any thermostat you choose is designed to be energy saving.

Programmable vs Non-Programmable – there are a wide range of both and while non-programmable thermostats are cheaper to buy and are ideal for people who like fixed temperatures, there are many advantages to programmable thermostats. For instance, being able to set your property’s temperature according to different periods in the day as well as for different days of the week will help keep electricity/fuel costs down and also mean increased comfort (most people like it to be cooler at night to be able to sleep comfortably).

Remote Access – if you aren’t home and forgot to adjust or turn off the heating, the ability to control your system remotely can become invaluable. This can also come in handy when returning home after a period away, and you would like to turn on the heating before you arrive.

Electric vs Mechanical – mechanical thermostats use pieces of bonded metal that bend according to the temperature change, and as a result have a 3-6 degree variation to the set point. Digital thermostats are more common now and are much more precise (to within a degree of your set point).

Please don’t hesitate to get in contact to ask any questions about which thermostat will best suit your needs and budget, and the costs involved with installation. We are available 24/7 to answer any enquires and assist with any emergencies.