Thermostats
How can I regulate the temperature in my home?

At One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating®, we evaluate your needs for any home heating project to determine the feasibility of installing Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) thermostats, and assess your HVAC thermostat repair issues.

A thermostat is a device for regulating the temperature of a heating and air conditioning system so that the temperature is maintained near a desired set temperature. The thermostat does this by controlling the flow of heat energy into or out of the system. That is, the thermostat switches heating or cooling devices on or off as needed to maintain the correct temperature.

Unfortunately, with today’s heating and air conditioning needs and the desire for energy conservation many of the older styled thermostats simply do not provide the level of control you want and desire.

The Talking Thermostat, It Makes Programming a SNAP!

Pitzer One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating® is an exclusive dealer for the innovative "Talking Thermostat". This unique product is designed to be the most user-friendly programmable thermostat on the market. It's ability to gently guide the user through set-up and temperature options makes it a perfect gift for elderly or visually impaired loved ones. The Talking thermostat comes with a Lifetime Warranty and offers more protection & comfort benefits than any other thermostat you can buy.

Here are some of the Talking Thermostat's "unbeatable" benefits:
  • EZ Read Display: Oversized LCD characters make the display easy to read. The display can also be illuminated for enhanced user viewing.
  • E-Z Talk Thru Programming Instructions: Simple to follow verbal set up help for every situation and change you want to make.
  • Dirty Filter Alert: A warning is given and displayed when operating hours suggest checking the air filter.
  • Low Battery Alert: A warning is given and displayed when the batteries need to be replaced.
  • Temperature & Setting Report: Announces current indoor temperature and settings when the user presses the REPORT key.
  • Freeze Protection: System automatically calls for heat at 40° F (5° C) even if the batteries are dead or not installed.
  • Compressor Protection: 5 minute delay prevents short cycling damage. Delay can be overridden by pressing the UP & DOWN keys at the same time for 6 seconds.
  • "Armchair" Programming: Programming instructions can be entered before wall mounting.
  • Quick Program Override: Easily override any programmed temperature. System automatically resets at next program time.

Location

Your thermostat should be located away from the room's cooling or heating vents or device, yet exposed to general airflow from the room(s) to be regulated. An open hallway may be most appropriate for a single zone system, where living rooms and bedrooms are operated as a single zone. If the hallway may be closed by doors from the regulated spaces then these should be left open when the system is in use. If the thermostat is too close to the source controlled, then the system will tend to "short cycle", and numerous starts and stops can be annoying and in some cases shorten equipment life. A multiple zoned system can save considerable energy by regulating individual spaces, allowing unused rooms to vary in temperature by turning off the heating and cooling.

Professional Installation

Programmable thermostats are a low voltage wiring installation and involve anywhere from 2–10 wires, depending on your type of heating and cooling system. If your job requires a replacement or new installation, call your One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® professional to ensure the proper equipment and installation, as well as operation with your heating and cooling system. It is also a good idea to upgrade an old manual thermostat to The Talking Thermostat. This is especially true if you are replacing a central air conditioning or heating system.


Your One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® technician will ensure proper installation and instruction for your new thermostat.