Important Factors in Thermostat Installation

Thermostat InstallationThere’s nothing to programmable thermostat installation, right? Just pop out the old one and hook up the new one. Well, there are actually several factors you need to take into account before deciding on your new unit. Here are some of the things the experts at Metro Express Service would like you to think about before you make your purchase.

Learn Before You Buy

Do a little bit of homework before your thermostat installation and you’ll have a much better chance of getting reliable, long-term performance. Before you buy a new one, check to see how it draws its power. Some of them are battery operated, while others have a clock that draws power from the electrical control circuit of the home’s heating system. This could be an issue if the cycling of the furnace disrupts the operation of the clock. You also want to make sure that the thermostat is compatible with the existing wiring and that it is precise as possible. While most models can be easily installed by non-technicians, there are others where you would be better off having the help of a professional.

Location, Location, Location

A successful thermostat installation will depend a great deal on where it takes place. The location of your unit will have a lot of bearing on how effectively and efficiently it performed. Try to keep yours away from sources of drafts, such as vents, doorways and windows. Keep it away from direct sunlight if possible. This will help reduce the occurred of so-called “ghost readings” that can cause your heating and cooling systems to work much harder than necessary. Contact the Arlington technicians with Metro Express Service if you would like more information or schedule an appointment.

 

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