View Poll Results: How often do you configure or recommend Auto-changeover mode for t-stats.

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  • Never

    9 56.25%
  • Sometimes

    2 12.50%
  • Often

    2 12.50%
  • Always

    3 18.75%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    4

    Auto change over

    Question for the pros. How many of you guys configure your t-stats or recommend to your HO they use the Auto-changeover mode instead of manually switching between heat and cool?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Northern VA
    Posts
    389
    In my neck of the woods, no one ever seems to understand auto changeover even in commercial. I even have one particular client that complains everytime I see him.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Las Vegas, NV
    Posts
    224
    If they live here, Las Vegas, full time I let them change it over; it keeps them involved.

    For the once a year visitors I recommend using the auto-changeover.

    Barrie

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Afton, VA / Khorat, Thailand
    Posts
    2,468
    Ditto with Everett. People seem to want either Heat or Cool. Anything else is too confusing to them....
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

    Midnight Sun Astrophotography

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Fort Worth, TX
    Posts
    11,283
    Very few days around here for residential where heating is needed in the morning and cooling in the afternoon. For a house to warm up enough to become uncomfortable in the afternoon when heat was required in the morning indicates marginal insulation and other aspects about the building envelope that need attention. A high interior heat load would result in marginal heating needed in the morning with cooling required in the afternoon due to the building no longer losing heat to the outside, but gaining it to the inside.

    For lake houses, second homes, vacant homes for sale, etc. I can see the auto-changeover feature being useful. For a full time occupied residence, not as much.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    2,919
    I used to feel like shophound, but now I use auto changeover unless asked not to. Even then, I explain that they don't have to use it, but it is nice to have that ability.

    Example: The speedometer on my minivan goes up to 120, but it has never actually read that high. When I tell them that, they usually say OK.
    Remember, Air Conditioning begins with AIR.

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