How can I
regulate the temperature in my home?
At One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating ®, 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.
the new Smart Si Thermostat
The Smart Si is Wi-Fi enabled, so you can make adjustments to your thermostat from your tablet, computer, iPhone or Smart Phone. An easy to read high-resolution color display, sleek buttons, and an intuitive user interface makes it easy to quickly set a personalized program, adjust your settings and create new vacation events whenever you need to.
The Smart Si has a built-in live weather function and uses advanced algorithms so you can be sure your thermostat is always saving the most energy possible. (Now that’s smart!) Automatic alerts and reminders notify you when your HVAC equipment is due for service, if there is an equipment malfunction or when it’s time to change your filter, so you don’t have to worry about it.
Did you know that setting an energy-saving program through your thermostat is one of the easiest ways to reduce your energy consumption and save money? A research study conducted by the ecobee Energy Modeling Team found that ecobee customers save an average of 26% on their annual energy costs!*
*Versus the benchmark of leaving their thermostat on hold at 72 degrees Fahrenheit or 22 degrees Celcius.
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.
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 Air Conditioning & Heating ® professional to ensure the proper equipment and installation, as well as operation with your heating and cooling system.
Your One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating ® technician will ensure proper installation and instruction for your new thermostat.
Call our experienced technicians at One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating ®, and we’ll go over your options with you.