Thermostats

How can I regulate the temperature in my home?

At Van’s 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. However, there are many new options that will be able to handle the needs of the system and the desires of you the operator. Ask about the options available.

Location

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.

Professional Installation

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.