Digital thermostats have become a staple in most American homes, replacing the old fashioned turn dials of the past.
The advanced technology allows homeowners to save money by controlling the temperature inside the house, even when no one is home. If you have not yet installed one, call your HVAC company to show how they make your house more energy efficient. If you are already enjoying the benefits of a digital thermostat than there are a few common issues that you should be aware of.
When the Thermostat Loses Power
If the power suddenly shuts off, check the source. Even though all digital thermostats can be hardwired into the homes electrical system, yours may be running on a battery. A quick change of the battery will get it running again. If it is wired to your house than check the fuse box for any blown fuses. If that still does not solve the problem than ask your certified HVAC technician to stop by and take a look at it. If it is a wiring problem he will be able to identify it and fix it quickly.
Programming a Digital Thermostat
If it suddenly stops working the way you had it programmed, check the program settings. It is possible that someone else in your family inadvertently changed the programming while attempting to only change the temperature. If you have difficulty programming it the way you would like to, ask the HVAC technician to show you how. Many newer models allow you to have different programs for weekdays and weekends. These are very beneficial in helping you keep your home energy efficient.
Some of the older digital thermostats were not user friendly. Being introduced to a generation of people used to turning a dial caused much confusion and frustration. New technology has been introduced that make setting up the programs much more user friendly. See about having your HVAC technician change yours to a newer model if you are continuing to have difficulty with yours.
Digital Thermostats by Lennox
Lennox offers user friendly digital thermostats that are controlled with a touch screen. With these you can schedule four different temperature periods per day, in either a seven day or weekday/weekend format. The display panel is large and easy to read. Some even have the option of allowing you to set reminders to replace filters or schedule maintenance calls for your HVAC system.
The Lennox thermostat easily adjusts if one part of your system runs on gas, while the other is electrical. It will change over from heating to cooling by itself, depending on what the temperature is inside your home. You can even have it set up to work with a whole-house dehumidifier, keeping moisture levels constant regardless of the temperature. For optimal efficiency, it can be incorporated into a zoning system. This is where the heating and cooling systems are specific to certain parts of the home. This allows for you to keep an unused portion of the house at a separate temperature than the rest of your living space.
If you ever experience any difficulty with your digital thermostat, Engineered Solutions will be happy to come out to your home and assist you with the troubleshooting. The thermostat is a key component in keeping your home comfortable and energy efficient.
Call Engineered Solutions at (314) 394-0802.
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