Thermostat FAQ

A thermostat is a device that regulates temperature. It works with your HVAC, activating the heater when temperature is low and activating cooler when temperature is high.
A smart thermostat is one that adjusts the heating and cooling system based on the temperature of the surroundings.
A thermostat works by detecting the current room temperature and determining whether the heater or cooler should turn on based on the current reading.
Sometimes smart thermostats, especially those that you have to manually run a C wire to power them, can cause overheating problems. This is because they are using a C Wire, which is also used to send signals to the heater. So every time it attempts to draw power to itself, it signals the heater to turn on. This problem has been solved on some smart thermostat models. Here is a user on Amazon comments section complaining of the same.
It depends on the thermostat you want to wire. For ACs that don’t have a C Wire, follow this guide . When dealing with those that have, you can follow this guide .
Yes. You can save money on your heating and cooling bills by setting your thermostat when asleep or away from home. A smart thermostat will detect when you aren’t home or asleep and adjust accordingly hence save you money automatically.
Although it depends on the temperature at your home, setting it between 60 -70 degrees can really save you a lot in energy bills.
Yes it is. When you open the Honeywell app, you will see a pop-up message that will ask you whether or not you would like to activate the voice feature. However, the microphone icon will still be present even if the voice control feature is off.
First, you have to determine whether or not the thermostat needs a c-wire to install. These articles explain installing a thermostat with a c-wire and also one without a c-wire.
You can get a thermostat at your local shopping stores. You can also buy them online from shops that stock the items. Please go through my reviews and you will find links showing the best prices online.
Yes. Depending on the problem your thermostat may overheat or fail to heat.
Yes. Nest thermostats have a Cool to Dry feature that uses your home air conditioner to reduce humidity and make the environment healthier. The Cool to Dry feature can be used on any AC but it will work differently depending on whether the AC has a dehumidification mode or not.
Yes. Nest thermostats have rechargeable batteries that are charged directly from the HVAC wires. The thermostat is actually programmed to shut down when the battery is too low until it has recharged.
Yes. Nest thermostats actually work with a heat pump and can also work with oil, solar, electric, gas, and forced air systems.
Nest thermostats vary in prices, with third generation nest costing more that either the first generation or second generation nest. For more on the prices of nest thermostats, click here.
Yes. Programmable thermostats give you control over the way the heating and cooling system operates. You can set the heat to go off when asleep or out of the home, which will save you energy bills. Check this article for tips to save electrical bills.
Check whether the thermostat is placed near an air vent, which tricks it into an illusion that the home is already cool hence it shuts down. It could also be due to a refrigerant leak, a dirty air filter, or dirty condenser coils.
Yes. The nest works by learning. It takes note of the way you set the temperatures in the first few days and then automatically begins setting temperatures using the same pattern.
Yes. You can install it separately from a heating system, where it will use a Nest Weave network to communicate with the HVAC system.
A programmable thermostat is one that allows you to pre-enter settings that would take effect at different times of the day, based on your specifications.
Make sure that it is installed correctly, especially the wiring. Check here how to install a thermostat. If this is done properly, the thermostat could have malfunctioned and you need to call in an expert or return it to the seller if it is under warranty.
Thermometers normally have a battery of their own, which allows them to store settings even after power goes off. They will just resume operating normally when power is back on.
A digital or programmable thermostat is one that sets the temperature based on pre-set settings that take effect at different times of the day as indicated while applying the settings.
A furnace thermostat is the main control center for the heating system. It is responsible for determining how much heating needs to be done by the furnace and when it should start or stop heating.
To test if the thermostat is working, set it higher or lower than the preferred temperature and watch whether it will turn on the heater or cooler. You can also set it on heat and observe if the heater will turn on automatically. Do the same with the cool function.
Wireless thermostats coordinate with the heating and cooling systems through Wi-Fi, allowing users to operate the entire system remotely from either a phone or a computer. This is done using a remote sensor.
The prices vary depending on the design and functionality of the thermostat. Smart thermostats are priced higher than conventional ones. Check here for the prices of different thermostats.