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You probably pass them every day and don’t give them much thought but your thermostats are one of the most important components of your AC system. They control when your air conditioning system turns on, how long it runs and how cool your home gets. If you need any air conditioning repair or thermostat installation services in Houston, just give us a call here at Royal Air Houston. We wanted to raise awareness of why thermostats are so important so read on below to find out more.


Here is a quick explanation of why your thermostats are so important to your home’s air conditioning system.

The job of your thermostat is pretty simple: it detects the temperature in its area and then determines if it needs to turn on your air conditioning system. If the temperature in your home is too high then it will activate the AC and run it until your home’s temperature cools to the desired level. At that point, it shuts off the AC and continues to monitor your home’s temperature.

If your thermostat starts to break down it could cause huge issues for your home. If your thermostats aren’t calibrated correctly then it could lead to your home being too warm because the thermostat is detecting the wrong temperature. Your air conditioner might not even come on at all if the wiring inside your thermostat isn’t working properly.


There are a few different thermostat options that are available that give homeowners varying levels of control over their home’s temperature and air conditioning system.

  • Digital – These types of thermostats are the digital version of the circular manual thermostats that are still found in older homes. But they do feature bright, easy-to-read buttons and display screens.
  • Programmable – If you’re looking to take more control over your home’s AC and energy usage then a programmable thermostat is a great option. You can set your thermostat to turn on and off at certain times throughout the day. This allows you to not have to worry about having to remember to turn off your AC when you leave for work in the morning.