Thermostats and Zoning

If you are still using an old thermostat in your home in Gloucester, Poquoson, Hampton, Yorktown, Williamsburg, Hayes, or Newport News, it is possible that you are hurting your home’s energy efficiency. When you do not have remote control over your heating and air conditioning system, it’s time to learn more about the new types of thermostats available to you.

With an older thermostat controlling the temperature in your home, you will not have the ability to program your comfort settings to maximize the use of your heating and cooling system. Whether you have a ductless system, heat pump, geothermal system, or traditional air conditioning and furnace, it is important to have a system where you can program the temperature settings ahead of time.

At Peninsula Heating & Air, we have options when you are looking for a new smart thermostat for your home. We offer heating and cooling services for residents throughout the Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, and parts of the Northern Neck. Enjoy greater control of your HVAC system with a new thermostat installed in your home by PHA.

Maximize Your Comfort Level

  • Prevent costly premature breakdowns

  • Save money on energy costs
  • Save money less adjusting – spend more time enjoying your home instead of walking up to the thermostat which will automatically adjust when programmed properly on utility bills

  • Travel and vacation with no worries

Benefits of a New Thermostat

There are several benefits to having a new thermostat installed in your home. Whether you are using a traditional HVAC system or geothermal, better control over your heating and air conditioning will help your home be more energy-efficient. The accessibility of your temperature settings is increased when you invest in a smart thermostat for your home.

Better Control Over Heating & Air Conditioning

Good control over your temperature settings will make it easier on your heating and cooling to maintain a comfortable temperature throughout the day. You can optimize your system with the right settings, which will help lower your energy bills over time. Keep the temperature in your home moderate, without going to extremes throughout the day to optimize your system.

Your HVAC system must work harder when you change the temperature significantly in either direction. For example, some homeowners turn off the air conditioning or lower the heat dramatically when they are not home during the day in an effort to save money. This is not the best way to use your heating and cooling, as the system will undergo greater strain to get your home to the correct temperature once you arrive home.

When you keep the temperature more even throughout the day, your system can maintain the temperature without straining. We can help you find the best way to accomplish this. We offer a variety of thermostats, many of which are smart thermostats, to ensure optimal energy efficiency for your home.

Thermostat Installation

Types of Thermostats

You have options when you want to install a new thermostat in your home. Our technicians can talk to you about the different thermostats available to install in your home so that you can make an educated decision for your home. In general, you can choose from a thermostat that you can program, one you can monitor, or one that only allows you to change the temperature manually.

Smart Thermostats

If you want control of the temperature settings in your home no matter where you are, a smart thermostat gives you this capability. You can monitor the temperature within your home no matter where you are from your cell phone or tablet. You can adjust temperature settings remotely and set up automatic thermostat settings throughout the day.

Smart thermostats give you excellent control over the heating and cooling system within your home. Some smart thermostats even have the ability to learn temperature patterns in your home and adjust accordingly. Your system will be optimized and can be tweaked whenever you want remotely.

Wi-Fi Enabled Thermostats

A Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat can be used remotely, but you will need Wi-Fi to do this. They are similar to smart thermostats but are less advanced. When you want to change the temperature in your home remotely, this is a good option. This system will not learn your home’s heating and cooling patterns, but you can monitor these yourself.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats give you the ability to preset your thermostat for various times of the day, but you are not going to be able to monitor the temperature remotely. This gives you control over the temperature but does not account for weather changes. You are not able to monitor a programmable thermostat remotely and do not have the ability to change the thermostat unless you are at home.

Standard/Non-Programmable Thermostats

This is the most basic type of thermostat and one that is not useful when you want to invest in technology that helps your home be more energy-efficient. The only way to change the setting with a mechanical thermostat is to do it by hand, and you will have no remote access to the system. Mechanical thermostats are often replaced with more advanced systems that offer more control over the heating and cooling of the home.

If you are comfortable working with technology, it’s time to rid your home of mechanical thermostats and invest in a smart thermostat for your home instead. Once you have this type of system in place, you can monitor the temperature from anywhere. With the temperature in your home optimized, your system will be less expensive to run. When your HVAC system does not have to strain to get your home to the right temperature, it is also less likely to break down. A new thermostat will optimize your system to keep the cost of home comfort under control. You will be able to maximize the benefits of your heating and cooling while keeping your utility bills down.

Signs You Need a New Thermostat

There are several reasons you may need a new thermostat to control the heat or air conditioning in your home. With so many options available, you can even get a programmable thermostat that you can set to change throughout the day as the temperature fluctuates. You also may need a new thermostat if you are not home during the day to turn your thermostat up or down as needed. To optimize the efficiency of your heat or cooling system, good thermostat settings are essential.

If you turn up your heat or air conditioner and the temperature does not change, you have a likely issue with your thermostat. It could be the setting, or something could be blocking it from registering properly. When you cannot get the temperature right, it’s time to give your thermostat a closer look. If you have a manual system controlling your heating and cooling, it could be time to upgrade to a smart system that allows you to control temperatures remotely.

High energy bills can also indicate your thermostat needs to be replaced. When your system is not efficient, this can be caused by a system that is turned up too high or too low, depending on the season. If you want to have your home as energy-efficient as possible, it’s best to invest in a new thermostat for your heating and cooling. Additionally, it may be time to consider upgrading or replacing your system to a high-efficiency unit.

Working With a Trusted Service Provider

Whether you need a tune-up of your HVAC system or a complete system installation, it is important to find a service provider with whom you can build a relationship over time. When you work with a reputable HVAC company, the work done on your home comes with a warranty on which you can truly depend. You may need to call for a heating and cooling emergency, and it helps to already have a relationship with an HVAC specialist that has been in your home before. At PHA, we build relationships one step at a time with every customer we serve.

Why Choose Peninsula Heating & Air for Your New Thermostat

As a heating and cooling specialist in Gloucester County, VA, we also provide services for homes in Gloucester, Newport News, Yorktown, Gloucester Point, Hayes, Hampton and Williamsburg. We focus on the needs of each homeowner and work hard to maintain our reputation in the community. Our professional difference means that we put your needs first, so we can exceed your expectations.

PHA offers thermostats for traditional HVAC and geothermal systems. Our technicians are highly trained and understand the intricacies of working with each type of system to keep your home comfortable.

You will get expert guidance from our technicians, and you will be able to find the right thermostat to meet your unique needs. You want peace of mind when it comes to your heating and cooling, and we are ready to provide you with the quality products you deserve.

If you are looking for a service provider you can trust, PHA is the answer. Reach out to Peninsula Heating & Air today by calling 804-642-6163 or completing the online contact form to speak with an member of our team today.

Comfort when and where you need it.

Take control with digital thermostats and zoning technology. Control specific zones in your home with ease and get optimal comfort where and when you need it.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats are used to manage the comfort in your home at different time intervals, whether you want to set your thermostat at different levels during the day, or different days of the week. Whatever your needs are, digital programmable thermostats adhere to your schedule.


Who doesn’t like to save money? Zoning divides your home or business into sections, then controls them individually to provide whatever level of comfort is required in that area, at that time. This type of control is very cost effective and will save money on energy usage.

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