At One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating of Dallas, TX, we understand that the thermostat is the heart of your home or business’s HVAC system. You can call us to maintain or inspect your thermostat to make sure it’s always working. This vital piece of equipment is the main culprit in many service calls we received. That’s why we start with the thermostat to diagnose HVAC issues quickly.

We Carefully Check Every Part of the Thermostat

We equip our contractors with the expertise and knowledge needed to diagnose problems with your air conditioner, furnace, heat pump, and thermostat. Here are some signs that you may have a problem with the thermostat itself:

  • The programmable thermostat has been installed near a window or doorway. In drafty homes, this causes the AC or heat to come on frequently, which can raise your utility bill dramatically.
  • Your furnace dies. Sometimes, a broken thermostat indicates that the furnace has stopped operating. In this case, a nonfunctioning thermostat might indicate an electrical issue or result from placing your programmable thermostat in a cold area of your home or business.
  • You haven’t cleaned your thermostat recently. Debris can build up on your thermostat’s components and wiring, causing it to break or malfunction.
  • The display screen doesn’t work. If your display screen dies, it can cause a number of issues with your HVAC system.

Our technicians can move the programmable thermostat to a better place and clean out the components to prevent future malfunctions. Quickly wiping down the inside of the thermostat can remove dust and debris that accumulates inside of it. We also recommend restarting the programmable thermostat to reset the system. If that doesn’t work, give us a call to get to the bottom of the problem.

If needed, we can replace your thermostat with one that has all the features currently available on the market. Call us first when you need thermostat maintenance, repair, or installation services in Dallas, TX.

Different Types of Thermostats

We carry a wide variety of thermostats for commercial and residential use. Our HVAC technicians can install many different styles to meet the needs of your heating and cooling system. The different types of thermostats we install include the following:

  • Programmable Thermostats – This is the most commonly used thermostat in residential and commercial properties. These thermostats allow you to set the temperatures you want at different times of the day. For example, you might want to have the system automatically dial back the temperature when you aren’t at home.
  • Non-programmable Thermostats – Non-programmable thermostats also have a digital display but do not contain the same features as programmable ones. You have to adjust the settings manually. These units are typically less expensive than programmable thermostats.
  • Mechanical Thermostats – These are older thermostats that have been phased out of new installations. They rarely read the temperature with a high degree of accuracy. If you have a mechanical thermostat, we will probably recommend replacing it with a programmable thermostat.
  • Smart-Thermostats – this is the most advanced type of programmable thermostat. It sets the temperature according to your preferences and adjusts the temperature setting based on the time of day. You can access your thermostat on your smartphone or any Wi-Fi-enabled device.

Which Thermostat Is Right for You?

If cost is the primary concern, you may want to go with a non-programmable thermostat. A programmable thermostat automatically adjusts the temperature, making it more energy-efficient than a non-programmable one.

As the name suggests, a smart thermostat has built-in functions that supersede both programmable and non-programmable thermostats. Smart-thermostats learn your preferences and can save money by automatically dialing down the temperature during the warmer parts of the day. They are also the most expensive type of thermostat.

Do You Need Help Choosing a Thermostat?

If you still aren’t sure what type of thermostat you would like to go with, we could help you perform a cost-benefit analysis to find the one that meets your needs and budget. It’s important to note that the upfront cost of a programmable or smart thermostat may pay for itself over time. If you have to adjust the temperature on your own, you may forget to turn it down before going to work. This can cause your utility cost to go up and wastes energy.

Take advantage of our 24-hour service available to residence in the Dallas, TX, and surrounding areas. If your thermostat doesn’t work or the display screen dies, we can install a new one or clean and fix your current thermostat.

Contact One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating for Comprehensive heating and cooling services for your home and business. We have you covered from annual maintenance to new installations when it comes to residential and commercial HVAC services in Dallas, TX.