How Your Thermostat Affects Your Air Conditioning

A thermostat is no doubt one of the most recognizable components of a heating and air system. Most people could know nothing about their systems, but they likely know how to control that thermostat. A small, but extremely powerful device that is capable of providing heat, cooling, or continuous fan operation. Just because your thermostat is bringing on and shutting off the unit, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is functioning as it should be. It might be that your thermostat never operated right. Whatever the situation, a malfunctioning thermostat can wreak havoc on an HVAC system. Whether you are concerned about your thermostat or just want to make improvements to the air overall air quality in your home, you always have the option of reaching out to your friendly, neighborhood San Diego tech.

What A Bad Thermostat Does To Your AC

As you’ve likely already guessed there are several different ways that a malfunctioning thermostat can affect your system. Unfortunately, all the ways that it can affect the system will be negative. This is why it is always important to understand just how the thermostat can affect your system. Here’s what you need to know. Not Heating Or Cooling The Home – If your temperatures are not satisfying, running too high, or too low, it’s entirely possible that the thermostat is to blame. It can even cause problems with the moisture levels in the home, which is something you do not want to be battling. Short Cycling – Is your unit coming on for a few seconds, running, and shutting back off? The thermostat could be the cause of this. This one is extremely troubling because the most wear and tear on a motor is during the start phases. It takes more power and energy to start a motor than to run it. This can greatly damage your unit prematurely destroy its life cycle.\ Lower Energy Efficiency Levels – If your unit isn’t operating as effectively as it should be, the thermostat could be to blame. This will not only cause extra wear and damage on the unit, but it’ll likely cause the unit to run harder and longer than it needs to. All things you want to avoid.

Why Upgrade Your Thermostat

If you are like most homeowners today, you’ve likely been hearing a lot of talk about smart thermostats. These have been the talk of the town as of late, as they boast all kinds of unique features and options. Whether you are thinking about upgrading your system or considering energy efficiency ratings, there are several reasons that you might want to upgrade your thermostat. More Energy Efficiency – The first and most obvious reason to upgrade your thermostat is to acquire better energy efficiency ratings. Most newer thermostats come with weekend modes, after-hour, and vacation modes. All are designed to make your unit run more efficiently and effectively. The unit will keep the system from running where there is no need for it to be running. This is where the major savings come in. Improved Home Quality – You and your family spend most of your time in the home. This is why you’ll want the home as comfortable as possible. A new thermostat can help with that. Newer thermostats can be programmed so they come on and reach certain temperatures before you arrive home. User-Friendly – Today’s thermostats are no doubt more complex and complicated. At least this is the case in terms of technology and technicalities. This is not quite the case for homeowners. These newer thermostats are designed for ease of use. As a matter of fact, they are much easier to use than most of the older models. Convenient – What is more convenient than having your home set to a certain degree when you arrive home? Of course, you can do this with any thermostat, but this usually requires the unit to run all day when no one is home. Wasted energy is what this would be. This won’t be the case with smart thermostats. They’ll only run about 30 minutes to an hour before you arrive home. Just enough time to heat or cool the home to the appropriate levels. Combine this with the vacation and weekend modes and it makes these devices a win-win. Whether you are looking for more comfort in the home, better energy efficiency, or just looking for a change, switching your thermostat could be the way to go. Changing your thermostat is without a doubt one of the easiest ways to improve the performance of your heating and air conditioning system. Reach out to one of your local San Diego HVAC contractors and he or she will be able to guide you in the right direction.

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