Do you know how to select the right thermostat for your needs? It may seem like a trivial thing to consider, but the type of thermostat you choose can have a major impact on the comfort of your home, and your wallet.
“Today, there are so many choices when it comes to thermostats,” says Phil Montgomery, owner of Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning. “It can be overwhelming to determine which is right for your home. There are three main types of thermostats, but then a host of options in each of those categories.”
- Mechanical thermostats – These can be used for heat only, or for heating and cooling, however, they cannot switch from heat to cool automatically. The thermostat operates by triggering a metal bar that heats up or cools down. These are the easiest and cheapest thermostats available, but are often the most unreliable. They tend to have a slow response that can cause significant temperature variations in your home.
Atlanta, GA – It’s November, which means cooler weather will soon be upon us. And before the cold really sets in, you want to be sure your gas furnace will be able to function properly to keep your family comfortable. Follow these tips from the experts at Atlanta Heating and Air Conditioning to troubleshoot potential problems with your furnace.
- Check your thermostat. One of the most common problems isn’t the furnace itself, but rather the thermostat. Be sure you regularly check the battery life on your digital thermostat to be sure there is still plenty of power for the thermostat to run properly. Most will have a battery display directly on the display panel, which will indicate when a new battery is needed. (more…)