An Alternative To Batteries For Your Thermostat
The traditional AC thermostat has come a long way. Remember when you had to walk across the room and physically turn the dial to adjust the temperature?
Today’s thermostat has become integrated into our daily lives. These sleek modern touchscreen displays offered by our AC Company are WiFi controlled and come with all types of features designed for convenience and efficiency.
To perform all these incredible functions seamlessly, your thermostat needs a dependable, stable source of power. But are batteries needed for your thermostat? The short answer is No.
Read on for an alternative to batteries that will make your life easier.
Battery Issues Lead To Alternatives For Your Thermostat
We’ve all had that anxious moment when we thought our AC was not working and came to find out after calling your AC Company it was only dead batteries in the thermostat.
When this happened to me, I thought, “Whew. What a relief. Now – where are the batteries?” Another problem! I was caught off guard with no batteries in the middle of one of our many hot humid days.
No batteries = No AC.
Common Wire Is An Alternative To Batteries For Your Thermostat
The hero that can solve this problem is the extra Common wire.
It is found in the wall cavity connected to the thermostat.
Once hard-wired, the Common wire provides a continuous 24-volt power supply to the thermostat, ensuring your AC runs smoothly with no interruptions you typically find with batteries. (Note to self – no more searching for batteries.)
In a nutshell, here’s how it works: Power flows from an R (red) wire also found in the wall connected to your thermostat, but not continuously. To make it continuous, a Common wire (C-wire) is required to complete the circuit.
When the circuit is complete, 24V energy will flow continuously.
The bottom line is a Common wire connection guarantees stable power so your thermostat can perform all its functions and operate at its highest potential.
Call your trusted AC Company professionals to get this done for you.
Pro Tip: Some models include a battery compartment, so you can install batteries for backup purposes in the event of a power outage.
This will save any programmed schedules you have previously set. It is best to refer to the instruction manual for details or give us a call.
Smart Thermostats Need An Alternative To Batteries
Smart thermostats allow you to connect to your AC no matter your location – home or away.
Simply download the appropriate app and you’ll have the capability to adjust the temperature, program schedules, and even set up automation with other smart devices in your home.
They remind you when it’s time to perform system maintenance (i.e., change the air filter), provide details regarding energy consumption, and notify you of any problems.
If you have hot and cold spots, some smart thermostats will work with room sensors to minimize the temperature differences in a specific room or area of the home.
Other Alternatives To Batteries For Your Thermostat
If your AC thermostat does not have a Common wire, you still have a few options.
It is best to call us, your trusted AC Company, to evaluate your system for the right solution. Options include utilizing an adapter, reconfiguring existing wires, or installing a Common wire.
Pro Tip: When working with electricity, there is always a risk. Therefore, it is always best to call us, your trained, professional team, to perform the job.
Contact Us For Alternatives To Batteries For Your Thermostat
We have been serving homeowners just like you for nearly 25 years.
As your trusted AC Company, we understand the HVAC industry better than anyone in the market.
When you need advice or are ready to invest in a new thermostat, we are the AC Company to recommend the right one for your home and lifestyle.