Posts Tagged ‘Thermostat’

Ways a Malfunctioning Thermostat Can Affect Your AC

Monday, August 7th, 2017

hand-setting-thermostatBecause the thermostat is a small object designed to look unobtrusive on the wall of a home, it’s easy to think of it as not having a huge effect on the operation of an air conditioner. Of course, it’s the place where the homeowner sends instructions to the air conditioner and the blower fan—that makes it important. But people may not realize that a thermostat with even a small malfunction can create multiple problems for an AC, leading to a drop in company, a rise in electrical bills, and even a broken down cooling system. (more…)

Asheville, NC Heating Tip: Use Your Thermostat Effectively

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The thermostat is your control panel for the comfort in your home. Although it seems simple and miniscule compared to boilers, furnaces, heat pumps, and other heating system components you have in Asheville, NC, the thermostat is an essential tool for getting effective heating in your home from those systems. If you learn how best to control it, you can achieve better comfort and increased energy savings.

We have some helpful tips for making sure that your thermostat works for you. If you’re interested in a thermostat upgrade to make the job easier, then get in touch with Comfort Central and our technicians. You can rely on our experience with thermostat installation.

The one thing you should consider regarding your thermostat’s efficiency: “Is my thermostat in the right place?” The position of a thermostat shouldn’t be random, or placed wherever you can find it the quickest. If a thermostat is installed in a spot where sunlight frequently falls over it, or near doors and windows that are often open, the thermostat will record “ghost readings”—temperatures that do not reflect your home’s real temperature. For digital and programmable thermostats, this can lead to ineffective heating and an energy drain as the thermostat shuts the heater on and off at inappropriate times. Consult an HVAC specialist to see about re-installing it in a better spot.

Another thing to consider is: “Should I upgrade to a newer thermostat model?” The answer is most certainly “yes” if you have neither a digital nor programmable model. Truly effective thermostat control means having as many control options as you can, and a programmable model gives you the most since you will still have control even when you’re out of the house or asleep.

We care about your comfort at Comfort Central—that’s why we put it in our name. Heating in Asheville, NC is our specialty and we are here to do anything to help you, from recalibrating a thermostat to installing a geothermal heat pump. Contact us today.