Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, Applications Engineering Manager John has served the HVACR industry for over 27 years. As an installer, technician, service advisor, product manager, and applications engineer, he has brought value and insight to myriad stakeholders by installing and servicing equipment and controls, training and advising industry participants, introducing into commerce various equipment and parts as well as optimizing HVACR applications for customers.
Thermocouples are critical components that ensure safe operation of gas-fired appliances inside the home, such as furnaces and hot water heaters. Many older gas-fired appliances use pilot lights, which ignite burners when there is a need for warm air or hot water. If the thermocouple fails to sense the presence of the pilot light, a thermocouple will not allow the gas valve to open preventing any kind of dangerous buildup of gas.
In order for your HVAC system to run correctly and dehumidify the interior space efficiently, your equipment needs to be sized correctly from the start. Installation needs to be done properly with fan speeds set to the desired speed for a balance of efficiency, even temperatures, and moisture reduction. Equipment controls should also be set to a point that will best optimize the system.
The lower your thermostat, the higher your energy bills, which means it’s a delicate balancing act when it comes to finding the best temperature for both your comfort and wallet. Adjusting your thermostat properly and exploring additional cooling methods to help supplement can have a major impact on your overall savings and home comfort.