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    Hmm Science word

    What is the word that a hvac guy could use that describes a major temperature swing by the thermostat. Like it over heats or runs up the temperature and then it waits till the house is cold before it cuts back on. Not temperature swing, that is not the word I am looking for but temperature swing best describes the word that I am looking for.

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    deadband?

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    overshoot?
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    Differential?
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    on/off thingy

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    Cyclical

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    Cyclical , please use in a sentence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Weaver View Post
    Cyclical , please use in a sentence.
    The thermostat is not very accurate and is causing the temperature in the room to be very cyclical.

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    Hysterisis.

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    The deadband could be tiny, or large.

    I don't think their is a single word that describes that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Differential?
    What he said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdblack View Post
    Deadband is more likely to mean the gap between cooling and heating setpoints on a auto change over thermostat as far as thermostats are concerned.
    Every problem gives us the opportunity to choose from several solutions: stupidity, ignorance, indifference, or brilliance. Which one will you choose?

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