Metro Energy Savers Arlington HVAC repair technicians can evaluate your needs for any home heating project to determine the feasibility of installing new thermostats, as well as assessing any thermostat repair requirements.
A thermostat is a device for regulation of temperature of a heating and air conditioning system so the environment maintains a desired temperature. The thermostat controls the flow of heat energy into or out from the system, regulating the comfort of your environment so you and your family can relax in your home. The thermostat switches heating or cooling devices on or off as needed to keep a constant temperature with minimal variations.
Unfortunately, with today’s heating and cooling needs, combined with the desire for greater energy conservation, many older styles of thermostats do not provide the level of desired control. Most commonly, new thermostats are programmable, allowing for homeowners to maintain presets for different times of day and different days of the week to use less energy. With a programmable thermostat, heating and cooling costs can be saved by setting the thermostat to a lower setting when the home is not occupied (such as during the workday).
The thermostat should be located away from cooling and heating vents and devices, while remaining exposed to general airflow from the room or rooms to be regulated. An open hallway may be the most appropriate location for a single-zone thermostat, if the hallway is opened to the living room and bedroom to be controlled within the zone. If the hallway can be closed off by doors from the regulated spaces, it is important to keep the doors open when the unit is in use.
If the thermostat is too close to the source of controlled air, the system tends to cycle frequently, with numerous starts and stops which, in some cases, shortens the lifespan of the HVAC equipment. A multiple zone system saves a considerable amount of energy, regulating individual spaces and allowing unused rooms to vary in temperature by turning off the heating or cooling to that particular space. You can discuss the possibility of multi-zone thermostat systems with one of Metro Energy Savers’ informed technicians to determine the approximate cost and the potential savings of the installation.
Programmable thermostats are a low voltage wiring installation and involve up to 10 wires, depending on the type of heating and air conditioning system you have. It is not a basic do-it-yourself installation procedure. Rather than risk miss wiring your new thermostat, get professional installation assistance.