I don't work in the industry. I'm just a homeowner that doesn't know much
about this stuff.
I live in Phoenix, AZ...where AC is much more important than heating. Also,
on low humidity days, those who have swamp coolers usually use those over AC
to save on the utility bills.
In my house, we have both a swamp cooler and a heating/AC unit (I'm not sure
what kind of unit...HVAC maybe...it is on our roof, one unit both cools and
heats). We haven't used our swamp cooler in years because I swapped out our
old thermostat (old round-dial-mercury-vial-temp-sensitive-spring-metal
thermostat...although it was multi-unit compatible...it had a toggle switch
on the bottom to switch between heat/AC and swamp cooler) for a new
programmable digital thermostat, but this new digital one only works for one
unit. I still have the switch in line (removed the toggle from the old
thermostat)...I just have it shoved in the wall.
I've always wanted to get a nicer looking switch and mount it on a blank
wall plate and put a remodel box in the wall above the thermostat...I just
haven't taken the time to locate a good looking switch.
I was wondering if there was a digital/electronic programmable thermostat on
the market that will switch between the swamp cooler and AC. That way I
wouldn't have to deal with the the external switch.
Thanks for any help anyone can provide,
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