Fun Facts: Home Thermostats

Fun Facts: Home Thermostats

Your thermostat is an integral part of your heating and air conditioning system. Without it, your system would not be able to function properly. The thermostat calls for when the unit comes on and cuts off. It is important that you know everything about your thermostat to ensure that you are using it correctly. Far too often, people misuse their thermostats, leading to increased wear and tear on the unit and higher energy bills.

Here are some fun facts that you should know about your thermostat:

The Energy Saving Mode Should Be Used Frequently

There is a setback mode on your thermostat that will help to save energy. Some people have stated that this mode does not save energy and makes the unit work harder at temperature changes. Studies have indicated that this is not true and that using this energy-saving mode helps the unit from having to work too hard.

Location Is Essential

One common mistake that people make is that they do not realize that the thermostat placement matters. This unit's location must be in the right place where the average temperature of the house is. For example, if the thermostat is placed too close to a drafty window, it could constantly lead to it having the wrong temperature. Having the incorrect temperature reading can lead to the HVAC unit running constantly. The thermostat should be away from vents and drapes. If you currently have a thermostat in the wrong location, you can contact us, and we will put it in the correct spot in your home.

You May Need Multiple Thermostats

If you have a zone control system in your home, you will need to have multiple temperature controls throughout your home to heat or cool it. Contact us today if you are curious whether zone control is suitable for your home.

Digital Does Make A Difference

There are older models of thermostats out there that are manual, and they are just not efficient. Purchasing a digital model can increase the comfort in your home and even make your HVAC system work harder. Never install one of these digital models yourself. Allow us to do it for you to make sure everything is hooked up correctly and compatible with your heating and air conditioning unit.

Using Your Thermostat Wisely

Your thermostat is a switch and should never be used to increase or decrease the temperature to where it will warm or cool the air faster. This simply will not work and can cause damage to your HVAC unit. If you are not comfortable in your home while using your HVAC unit, there may be an issue with a component, and you will need to call us for repairs.

At TDI Air Conditioning, we are here to help you with all of your heating and air conditioning needs. If you have an issue with your unit or have any questions, please contact us today.