There are many people who can actually save money by installing a minisplit ductless air conditioner or heat pump over installing the conventional ducted split system air conditioner or heat pump. A few of the possible areas where some can use a minisplit ductless heat pump or air conditioner are rooms over the garage where additional heating and cooling is necessary simply because rooms over garages suffer because garages in most homes are not as insulated as is other parts of the home. This usually creates problems with many of the newer homes because I have seen builders who need a lesson in load calculation and properly sizing the air conditioning or heat pump systems for the conditions. I am sure many people will agree especially people who own homes where there is a room over the garage. How many of those people have supplemental heating and cooling by the way of a window unit or portable heater? Many people I would say from my observations over the years. Now these people can benefit from the easy installation including lower installation costs of the minisplit ductless heat pump or air conditioner. Other places where minisplit ductless units can be considered for installation are additions to homes and basements where minisplit ductless units are great for dehumidification.
Troubleshooting Broken Thermostats – The main connection between the air conditioning and heating system and the end user is the thermostat. Beyond the air conditioning and heating thermostat many people know nothing about their systems that keep them comfortable year round. There comes a time when the thermostat has a problem or the end user wants to replace the thermostat because they think it is a broken thermostat. It is not uncommon for a person to call an HVAC contractor and tell the secretary that they think the thermostat is broken because their air conditioner or heating system does not work. In some instances this is the case while in others the thermostat is not broken but something is wrong with the air conditioning and heating equipment that needs to be repaired. In either case it is usually best to call an HVAC professional to look at the problem especially if you want to replace the thermostat. There are a few things you can check with your thermostat before you call an HVAC professional. A little thermostat troubleshooting is in order.
The thermostat display is our interface with our HVAC equipment. The display lets us know what the temperature is in the house and tells us what the settings are for the heating and cooling equipment including letting us know the set point setting for the temperature. Some displays give us the time and the newer modern displays show us family photos like a screensaver on our computer. But what happens when the display is not there or there is a blank thermostat display or no display on thermostat? Is it a bad thermostat or something else that caused the display to disappear?
Your thermostat or programmable thermostat is an integral part of your comfort system. These thermostats, whichever type of thermostat or thermostats you have, require little maintenance. Often, I find that the only thing people know about their AC and Heating systems is how to turn the thermostat on and off and change the temperature setting. The purpose of this site is to help people go beyond the thermostat and learn more about their system as a whole, not just a dial on the wall that adjusts the temperature when they are not comfortable. However, we’ll delve into the world of thermostats on this page and hopefully this will help many people.