One way to be cost effective with your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system is to set up an HVAC timer. This system feature has made it possible to control what time and how long the heating or cooling stays on. With an HVAC timer, you can preset the unit to turn off when the room is unoccupied and have it powered back to a comfortable temperature when you arrive. Basically, your central heating or cooling system does not have to run constantly and waste energy fuel with the use of a timer.
Installing a heating timer or cooling timer provides homeowners more flexibility in managing their HVAC systems. According to need and convenience, owners can program their HVAC timer to switch on and off in order to save on energy bills. In case of a central heating unit, having a central heating timer is not only useful in terms of reducing your home’s utility costs, but it can also decrease the carbon footprint within your house.
Troubleshooting an HVAC Timer
When the heating timer or cooling timer of your HVAC system suddenly stops working, first thing to check is if the time setting is correct. The timer automatically resets when short power failure occurs. As with HVAC timers having zoning alarms for different room areas, ensure that the control is programmed accordingly to your required preference. In addition, setting the thermostat temperature lower than base house temperature can result to timer issues. On the other hand, too high base temperature will not turn on the thermostat.
If your own troubleshooting attempt does not solve the problem, better call a professional. An HVAC technician is specially trained to repair and service an HVAC system and its parts.