Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Thermostats’ Category

Why Should You Install a Wireless Thermostat?

Monday, September 15th, 2014

You can turn off your television from your couch and reprogram your radio from the kitchen, all because they have remote controls. Wouldn’t it be nice to manage your cooling and heating in a similar way? You can – with a wireless thermostat in Cocoa Beach. A wireless thermostat allows you to program, track and change the temperature as needed via remote control.. Not only do wireless thermostats offer you convenience, they can also help with energy efficiency. Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc., can help you choose a wireless thermostat for your home and professionally install it – just call us.

How Does a Wireless Thermostat Work?

Wireless thermostats work by using a main receiver that transmits information to all the wireless thermostats in your home. The receiver replaces your wired thermostat, and connects to your HVAC system just like a standard wired thermostat does. The wireless thermostat is battery operated and can be placed in a variety of locations; it just has to be close enough to the receiver to communicate with it, and this distance will be explained in the instructions. The thermostat stays in communication with the receiver by transmitting radio signals. Most wireless thermostats are programmable, and can set programs for up to 7 days. A single receiver can support up to 4 wireless thermostats.

Benefits of a Wireless Thermostat

There are several benefits to installing a wireless thermostat:

  • Convenience – clearly, a wireless thermostat offers a level of convenience you can’t achieve with a wired thermostat. You can place a wireless thermostat virtually anywhere in your home, as long as it is within 500 feet of the receiver. This means you can control your temperature from virtually anywhere in your home.
  • Energy efficiency – being able to program your thermostat allows you to control the amount of heating and cooling you use. For instance, if your home is mostly empty during the work week, you can program your HVAC system to cycle down during these times so that you are not heating or cooling an empty home. When you reduce the usage of your HVAC system, you reduce your energy usage.
  • Comfort – a wireless thermostat relays information concerning the current temperature of the room it is in. This allows you to adjust that room’s temperature based on your heating and cooling needs.

A wireless thermostat in Cocoa Beach can help with energy efficiency, comfort and convenience.

If you are interested in a wireless thermostat for your home, call Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc., today and speak with one of our specialists.

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How a Miscalibrated Thermostat Impairs Your HVAC System

Monday, September 1st, 2014

A thermostat can make or break an HVAC system: you might have the most advanced heater and air conditioner installed in your home, but without an adequately working thermostat, you won’t be able to accurately control or program the system, resulting in inefficient performance and a lowering of comfort. Often, these malfunctions will resemble another type of repair trouble with the system, but when you call on technicians experienced with heating and cooling technology, they will quickly get to the bottom of the problem and find out if the thermostat is at fault.

In some cases, you should have a new thermostat installed to replace the damaged older one; this is an especially good idea if you have an older manual thermostat or a non-programmable digital model. Not only will the new thermostat take care of the repair trouble, but it will perform more effectively than the older one did and give you energy saving performance and better comfort.

To talk to experts in thermostats in Rockledge, FL for any services you may need, contact Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. today.

Thermostat miscalibration

The most common problem that thermostats encounter, one that often goes undetected at first, is miscalibration. A miscalibrated thermostat will inaccurately gauge the indoor temperature, and will then turn the heater and air conditioner on and off at the wrong times—either running too long and running too short. It only takes a few degrees of miscalibration to throw off the comfort in your house and cause the HVAC system to start draining energy unnecessarily. If the thermostat causes the system to run longer than it should, it will also cause the heater or AC to age faster.

Another potential problem from a miscalibrated thermostat is “short cycling.” This happens when the heater or AC stops its heating/cooling cycle too early because the thermostat incorrectly read that the target temperature was reached. The system halts prematurely—only to turn back on a short time later and repeat the process. This places tremendous strain on the HVAC system, and it will cost more to run since heaters and air conditioners use up the most power when they start up.

If you have noticed uneven temperatures in your home, a heater or air conditioner that seems to come on and off when it shouldn’t, or a short cycling HVAC system, then call for professional repair technicians. If your thermostat is miscalibrated, they will set it so it reads temperatures correctly again. They will also advise you if they think that you should replace an older thermostat.

Contact Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. for comprehensive services to install, replace, or repair thermostats in Rockledge, FL.

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