Manual thermostats with dials and sliders were fine for many decades when they were the only option for controlling your central air conditioning system. Digital models have brought a new level of precision to temperature control that manual models cannot compare. You can expect a manual thermostat to be off by 2°–5°F most of the time, and that means reduced comfort for you, as well as a less energy-efficient HVAC system. If you still have an old manual model… it’s time to an upgrade to a digital one.

    Make sure that you upgrade to a digital programmable model, because a digital model that doesn’t have programmable features is also out of date and costing you in energy efficiency. Thanks to programming—even the most basic with only a daytime and nighttime on-off setting—you can control your cooling and heating even when you’re away from home. You can come back from work every day to a comfortable house without needing to leave the HVAC system running all day. If your digital thermostat is more than 10 years old, it’s time upgrade to a programmable thermostat.

    Your thermostat must be located in a place that will pick up readings to best match the house’s actual general temperature. “Ghost readings” exist when thermostats are improperly placed, often because the thermostat is in a spot that receives too much direct sunlight, is near drafts, or is too far from the center of the house. Ghost readings will make the thermostat turn your comfort system on and off at inappropriate times, leading to an uncomfortable environment and energy waste. A skilled technician who thinks that your issues with inadequate heating and cooling originate from a poorly located thermostat will advise you to install a new one.

A & H Services offers a wide array of thermostats including the most up to date technology in wireless thermostats so you can get the most from your home’s comfort system.

Contact a Representative to learn more!