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A Faulty Temperature Transducer Affects AC Performance and Energy Bills

Air conditioners have come a long way over the last century. The invention of a unit that could cool the air inside of a building took many years to develop and perfect. Creating a control system that could automate that machine to maintain an exact temperature would come later. Today’s best heating and air conditioning systems are equipped with high-tech controls that not only regulate indoor temperatures to a precise degree but do so with energy savings in mind. If one of the parts in a control system falters, however, both the performance and energy efficiency of your air conditioner can suffer.

The Role of the Temperature Transducer in Your Cooling System

A temperature transducer is an electronic apparatus that translates readings from the system’s temperature sensors into a format that your AC’s control system can understand. It lets the operating system know when the temperature in your Southlake, TX, home or business has risen above or dropped below the desired setting so that the system can engage or disengage. The transducers can also interact directly with the screens on digital thermostats, displaying information such as the current ambient temperature.

Temperature Transducer Diagnostics

Because a malfunctioning temperature transducer won’t relay the correct information to the control system, the air conditioner may operate sporadically or inefficiently. When a temperature transducer fails, the thermostat or control system in your home or business simply won’t respond to your commands. While you may fear that an inoperative AC means that you’ll need to replace the entire system, a qualified HVAC contractor can perform diagnostics that can identify if a faulty temperature transducer is to blame for the breakdown.

Intelligent Air Conditioning Systems

Temperature transducers are just one of the components of energy-efficient cooling systems. The development of “smart” AC control systems has enabled high-efficiency air conditioning systems to move beyond simple on-and-off operation. Models equipped with proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controls allows the system to collect and analyze data about your temperature preferences and comfort needs, and then adjust the air conditioner’s operation accordingly. Control systems in cooling systems that have variable-speed blowers can deliver cool air at lower capacities when demands are low. Better energy efficiency lets you save money on energy bills without compromising comfort.

Enrolling in a preventative maintenance program is the most cost-effective way to ensure that your AC’s control system component operate at peak efficiency. Our skilled HVAC technicians stay abreast of the latest technological advancements in the field. So contact AirWise today —  you can be confident that our services, repairs and replacements save money and energy while providing you with the highest level of comfort.