Atlantic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Commercial Thermostats’

When the Thermostat Is at Fault for Your Commercial HVAC Trouble

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

When the heating and air conditioning system won’t come on in your home or business, the first thing you check is the thermostat. The thermostat is the most accessible portion of your HVAC system, and it’s natural to assume that this piece is at fault. The thermostat may be at fault if it is not programmed properly, if the wiring is faulty, or if it needs a thorough maintenance check. However, oftentimes, it turns out that the thermostat is working just fine and another component of your HVAC system is at fault. The following guide details common thermostat problems, and why replacement is often the best option for faulty commercial thermostats in Smyrna, DE.

Learn How to Program the Thermostat

Sometimes, thermostat trouble occurs simply because the people on the property are unsure of how to operate the thermostat. Take the time to learn about the operation of your thermostat by reading a guide or consulting with a technician upon installation or maintenance. You may even want to communicate some vital information back to tenants and employees on the matter so that they can check the thermostat first if trouble occurs. Programming settings can be difficult to understand, and you want to make sure that it is programmed to remain running when people are in the building.

Signs of a Faulty Thermostat

If all of the settings are correct and the unit is not running, it’s possible that the wiring in the thermostat has gone awry. Sometimes, the technician can make repairs for this type of problem, but other times a replacement is necessary. Another common issue that could indicate faulty wiring (but may also result from a number of electro-mechanical issues) is short cycling—when the unit turns off soon after starting and before the heating or cooling cycle is complete.

When Replacement Is the Best Option

Sometimes, a thermostat simply fails to do its job, and replacement is a more cost effective option than any lengthy repairs. However, you shouldn’t attempt replacements yourself and assume that the thermostat is at fault, as it could be any of several other problems instead. On the other hand, a replacement thermostat with advanced settings may make your system run more efficiently even if your older one did not appear to be in trouble.

Call Atlantic Refrigeration for service, repair, or installation on commercial thermostats in Smyrna, DE.

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Why You Need a Quality Commercial Thermostat

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

The thermostat is generally the only component of your commercial heating and air conditioning system that anybody in your building has to deal with in a hands-on manner. For the most part, your thermostat may seem fairly simple to operate. But if you don’t have a quality thermostat installed in your office, complex, or building, you may be spending more than you need to on monthly bills and forfeiting your chance at a more comfortable office environment.

A quality thermostat suits your needs but is also user-friendly so that everybody employed in your building or your residents can control it with ease. Talk to the knowledgeable team at Atlantic Refrigeration in order to find out which commercial thermostat will work best on your property in Ocean City.

Your Options for Commercial Thermostats

One of the most important considerations to make when selecting your new thermostat is energy usage. The thermostat communicates to the AC and heater when to turn on and off. Unfortunately, with an old-fashioned manual thermostat, you likely won’t always be able to tell if you’re one or two degrees off from the desired temperature. And a couple of degrees difference in a large commercial space will actually end up costing you a lot more money every month.

A digital thermostat is certainly an upgrade, as it has a clear display so you always know you’re at exactly the temperature you need it to be at. But furthermore, today’s digital thermostats are also programmable, so you can set them to turn on and off throughout the day as scheduled. This helps you to save energy and allows your employees to feel more comfortable in whatever area of the home they’re in.

You can even get a smart thermostat for your business with options that allow you to make sure you’re saving the most energy possible even while you’re away. Smart thermostats have advanced options that make it capable of essentially learning what temperatures you prefer even while you’re away. Simply download an app on your tablet or smartphone, and you can adjust the temperature, check up on energy usage and more.

Thermostat replacement is a job for a trained technician, as commercial properties tend to have complex zone control needs and is a complicated job.

Call the team at Atlantic Refrigeration to learn more about commercial thermostats in Ocean City.

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