The model of the thermostat will determine the number of modes or settings it’s likely to have. The different modes play different roles.
When your thermostat is set to heat mode, the only thing that your AC can do is heat your home. The system will not start to cool unless it reaches the set safety temperature. In the heat mode, the thermostat heats and tries to maintain the selected or scheduled temperatures.
When the thermostat is set to cool mode, the system only aims to cool your home. Therefore, the system cannot start heating unless it reaches safety temperatures. The thermostat then starts to cool to maintain the manually set temperatures.
Hear or Cool Mode
This is where your system will cool or heat your home while maintaining the temperatures you have set. The thermostat automatically switches the system from cooling to heating until the set temperatures are met. This is the perfect mode for climatic regions that keep on changing. For instance, if your climate is that of a desert, you may require heating during the night, and cooling during the day, so this mode is the best option.
When the thermostat is set to off, it will cool or heat to try and maintain the safety temperatures. All the other cooling, heating, and fan control options are not functional in this mode. In this mode, the system does not switch on to meet the scheduled temperatures until you set the thermostat to another mode.
In eco mode, the system will either cool or heat to keep the home temperatures within the range of eco temperatures. This mode is ideal if you want to save on energy.
If you do not know the best thermostat mode or setting to use for your home, consider contacting Conan Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer AC and heating maintenance, repairs, and installation services to Idaho Falls residents. Our NATE-certified technicians also offer geothermal services. Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you want to know more about our services.