Air Mechanical, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Thermostats’ Category

How a Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat Makes Your Life a Little Easier

Monday, September 21st, 2015

As the seasons change, it is helpful to have a top-of-the-line thermostat. Your thermostat can make it difficult to adjust the temperature to your preferred setting, or it can give you complete control over the temperature even when you are far from home. The latter can be true for your home if you choose to upgrade your outdated thermostat to a Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat. Check out what makes this unit such a fantastic addition to any home heating and AC system.

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Benefits of Honeywell WIFI Thermostats

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Regardless of whether your existing thermostat has run into trouble or not, you can benefit tremendously from installing a WIFI thermostat for home heating and air conditioning control. A Honeywell WIFI thermostat has programmable settings much like any modern digital thermostat. However, a Honeywell smart thermostat contains features that help homeowners to monitor their heating and cooling systems, control them with greater precision, and keep temperatures at an energy efficient level—no matter where in the country the homeowner may be.

The majority of people in the United States has access to the internet in some form or another, and a Honeywell WIFI thermostat takes advantage of this increased access by hooking up to your heating and air conditioning system and connecting to the wireless router in your home. You can access the thermostat directly from the wall unit, or you can program the HVAC system from your smart phone, tablet, or computer. All you have to do is download an application, and you can control your unit from almost anywhere.

This benefits homeowners in many ways. First and foremost, WIFI thermostats help homeowners to save a lot of money over the course of the year. Coming home late from work? Access your thermostat online and delay the thermostat settings for another hour. You can also track your usage and get information about the humidity in the home. A WIFI smart thermostat will figure out exactly how long it takes to get your home to the right temperature so it doesn’t waste energy running a second longer than it needs to.

Furthermore, Honeywell WIFI thermostats essentially “learn” your preferences within about 7 days. It can even learn to adapt to your preferences if your schedule changes over time. In fact, these systems are “smart” enough to realize that changing the temperature on the thermostat once or twice throughout the week doesn’t mean that it’s a permanent revision to the programming settings. It should learn to set it to the most energy efficient temperature while you’re away and turn it back to your preferences when you or your family arrive home.

A professional is the best person to install a new thermostat to make sure it’s in an energy efficient location and to test it for accuracy.

Contact Air Mechanical, Inc. today to learn more about Honeywell WIFI thermostats and how they can improve the heating and cooling of your home.

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The Benefits of Honeywell Redlink Thermostats in Ham Lake

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Have you ever come home to a cold house in the middle of winter and wish you’d gotten some kind of message from your heating system that a problem developed before the chill set in? With the Honeywell Redlink thermostat, you can. Using Honeywell’s specialized Redlink technology, not only can your HVAC system tell you when something’s wrong, it can help you become more energy efficient and even keep your system running should the thermostat’s batteries run out. Interested? Let’s take a look at some of the features and benefits of installing a Honeywell Redlink thermostat into your Ham Lake home.

Redlink Technology

Redlink technology isn’t just wi-fi for your thermostat; it is a dedicated, protected wireless communication technology between your Redlink thermostat, your HVAC system and you. One of the strongest benefits of using a Redlink system is that it won’t suffer interference from other wireless devices, such as neighbor’s wireless routers, baby monitors or cordless phones. This is because Redlink was designed specifically for the HVAC industry and it supplies your home and HVAC system with a strong, secure, interference-free and reliable wireless communication.

How It Works

A Honeywell Redlink thermostat does not need to be wired into your HVAC system. This is because the system uses a component called a push terminal is installed directly onto your HVAC system and communicated directly with the thermostat. All the thermostat needs to operate are batteries; the simple press of a button connects the two components. As the homeowner, all you have to do is download the free app on a smart device once the thermostat and push terminal are installed, and you can begin to manage your home’s entire system.


Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy with a Honeywell Redlink thermostat:

  • Programmability (not all models)
  • View and change HVAC system settings, including humidifiers and dehumidifiers
  • View and set the temperature
  • View outdoor temperature and humidity
  • Access multiple thermostats if the system is zoned
  • Access multiple locations if more than one system is connected
  • Receive temperature and humidity alerts via e-mail
  • Access over 90 system alerts via the web
  • Get automatic upgrades as new features are available

A new thermostat can increase your comfort and energy efficiency and reduce the stress on your HVAC system. If you are interested in seeing what a Honeywell Redlink thermostat can do for you, call Air Mechanical, Inc., today!

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How Honeywell WIFI Thermostats Save Homeowners Money

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Poorly maintained components of your HVAC system can be a major drain on your energy bills. Dirty or worn down parts keep your unit from running as efficiently as it should, although a technician may be able to make some necessary adjustments during a maintenance visit. A dirty furnace filter or AC filter can prevent the proper amount of airflow from getting to your system, causing it to work harder. But one of the most surprising drains on your energy bills is an out-of date thermostat. In this guide, we’ll take a look at how you can save money installing a Honeywell WIFI thermostat in Oak Grove.

Manual Thermostats Can Cost You a Lot More

If you currently use a manual thermostat, you may be spending a lot more than you should. Manual thermostats are sometimes hard to read, as they contain dials and sliders that may be somewhat difficult to align. You may end up setting the thermostat too low in the summer, and even if you’re only off by one or two degrees in can make a significant impact on your energy spending throughout the month.

Save Money by Scheduling Your Heating and Cooling to Come on Throughout the Day

You can save money using a digital, programmable thermostat instead of a manual model. Digital thermostats have a clear display and allow you to vary the temperature throughout the day for increased savings. Set the temperature lower at peak hours to save on heating costs at those times. Additionally, you can save a lot of money by scheduling the thermostat to come on 30 minutes before you arrive home, instead of leaving it on throughout the day.

Use Your Honeywell WIFI Thermostat Anywhere

And with Honeywell WIFI thermostats, you may be more likely to take advantage of these programmable features since you can set your thermostat from a smart phone or computer no matter where you are located. Let’s say you set your thermostat to come on 30 minutes before you arrive home, but an unexpected meeting will keep you at work an extra hour. Simply pull out your smart phone, open an app, and delay your thermostat an hour—it’s that easy!

Save money and your system by using your HVAC system sparingly with the help of Honeywell WIFI thermostats in Oak Grove. For installation services, call Air Mechanical, Inc. today!

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