How can I regulate the temperature in my home?
At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®, we evaluate your needs for any home heating project to determine the feasibility of installing Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) thermostats, and assess your HVAC thermostat repair issues.
A thermostat is a device for regulating the temperature of a heating and air conditioning system so that the temperature is maintained near a desired set temperature. The thermostat does this by controlling the flow of heat energy into or out of the system. That is, the thermostat switches heating or cooling devices on or off as needed to maintain the correct temperature.
Unfortunately, with today’s heating and air conditioning needs and the desire for energy conservation many of the older styled thermostats simply do not provide the level of control you want and desire.
The Talking Thermostat
At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning we can replace your old thermostat with one of the best programmable thermostats available -- one that is on the cutting edge of technology with advanced user-friendly programmable options. The Talking Thermostat. Not only have programmable thermostats gained in popularity, but because of their energy saving quality the programmable thermostat is now the preferred choice for heating and cooling control. The Talking Thermostat is designed to adjust the temperature according to a series of programmed settings that take effect at different times of the day.
With the Talking Thermostat you never have to hunt for the programming manual again. The easy talk-through instructions are provided by a clear, concise voice that guides you through each step of the way to maximize your comfort levels. Just a touch of a button reveals the programmed temperature, it reminds you when to change your system’s filters and has a ‘call for service’ alert when your system needs maintenance.
Your thermostat should be located away from the room's cooling or heating vents or device, yet exposed to general airflow from the room(s) to be regulated. An open hallway may be most appropriate for a single zone system, where living rooms and bedrooms are operated as a single zone. If the hallway may be closed by doors from the regulated spaces then these should be left open when the system is in use. If the thermostat is too close to the source controlled, then the system will tend to "short cycle", and numerous starts and stops can be annoying and in some cases shorten equipment life. A multiple zoned system can save considerable energy by regulating individual spaces, allowing unused rooms to vary in temperature by turning off the heating and cooling.
Programmable thermostats are a low voltage wiring installation and involve anywhere from 2–10 wires, depending on your type of heating and cooling system. If your job requires a replacement or new installation, call your One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning professional to ensure the proper equipment and installation, as well as operation with your heating and cooling system. It is also a good idea to upgrade an old manual thermostat to The Talking Thermostat. This is especially true if you are replacing a central air conditioning or heating system.
Your One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning technician will ensure proper installation and instruction for your new thermostat.
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