Commercial Thermostats For New York City
It can be expensive to leave the temperature inside your facility constant day and night. It is far more economical set the cooling temperature at a higher level when no one is around. Programmable thermostats allow you to do this automatically.
Savings from a programmable thermostat can be very impressive. Recent studies show that proper usage of a programmable thermostat can cut a business' cooling costs by 15 to 25%.
At Maxwell Plumb we are air conditioning and indoor comfort specialists and we offer a wide array of thermostats designed to provide total comfort and impressive energy savings.
We will evaluation your building and comfort requirements to make recommendations on which type of thermostat perfectly matches your specific needs. There are five basic types of automatic and programmable thermostats designed for all commercial and industrial applications.
Electromechanical (EM) thermostats typically have manual controls, such as movable tabs to set a rotary timer and sliding levers for night and day temperature settings. These thermostats work with most conventional air conditioning systems, except heat pumps. EM thermostats are best suited for regular schedules.
Digital Thermostats. Their LED or LCD digital read-out and data entry pads or buttons identifies digital thermostats. They offer the widest range of features and flexibility and digital thermostats can be used with most air conditioning systems. They provide precise temperature control and permit customized scheduling.
Programming some models can be fairly complicated and your Maxwell technician will show you how to program the model you select and make sure you are comfortable with the functions and operation of the thermostat you choose.
Hybrid systems combine the technology of digital controls with manual slides and knobs to simplify use and allow for flexibility. Hybrid models are available for most systems, including heat pumps.
Occupancy thermostats maintain the setback temperature until someone presses a button to call for cooling. They do not rely on the time of day. The ensuing preset "comfort period" lasts from 30 minutes to 12 hours, depending on how you've set the thermostat. Then, the temperature returns to the setback level. These units offer the ultimate in simplicity, but lack flexibility. Occupancy thermostats are best suited for spaces that remain unoccupied for long periods of time and Maxwell Plumb will help in determining if an occupancy thermostat is your best solution to saving energy.
Light-sensing heat thermostats rely on the lighting level preset by the owner to activate cooling systems. When lighting is reduced, a photocell inside the thermostat senses unoccupied conditions and allows space temperatures to go up 10°F above the occupied temperature setting.
When lighting levels increase to normal, temperatures automatically adjust to comfort conditions. These units do not require batteries or programming and reset themselves after power failures. Light-sensing thermostats are designed primarily for stores and offices where occupancy determines lighting requirements and therefore cooling requirements.