Room Temperature Offset

Discussion in 'HVAC Heating & Cooling' started by rtorrez, May 25, 2008.

  1. rtorrez

    rtorrez New Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    What does it mean to offset your thermostat? Is there a way to set the AC for a certain temperature and then for it to come back on after the temperature of the room has increased say 2 or 3 degrees higher?
  2. leejosepho

    leejosepho DIY scratch-pad engineer

    Nov 23, 2006
    disabled-retired industrial fabricator
    200 miles south of Little Rock
    I have just done some searching, and the only info I can find on "offset" has to do with calibrating (correcting?) the display by up to +/-7 degrees.

    Thermostats typically have anticipators for that kind of purpose, and that function can be adjustable. I believe one of mine allows for selection between a broad range and a narrow one.
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  4. Chris75

    Chris75 Electrician

    Aug 12, 2007
    Litchfield, CT
    I would call that a differential, not an offset, but most t-stats have the option to set this differential from .5 to 3 or more degrees. Most newer programmable T-stat will have these options.
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