What Are the Different Types of Thermostats?
Did you know that the thermostat has been around since 1885?
In that time, there have been a lot of technical innovations, but the basic concept remains the same. A thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home.
These days there are several types of thermostats to choose from.
Read on as we take a look at some of the main kinds of thermostats.
If you’re over a certain age, you’ll have grown up with mechanical thermostats. These usually have the form of a box with a dial on the front for setting the temperature.
These types of thermostats use the thermal properties of metals to turn the heating on and off. When the thermostat reaches the set temperature, an uncoiling spring will activate the switch.
Since these thermostats are fairly simple in design, they can be easier to troubleshoot without professional help.
A digital thermostat makes use of electronic circuitry to operate your heating system.
Instead of using a mechanical method of activating a switch when a certain temperature is reached, a digital thermometer uses electronic components to achieve the same effect.
One major benefit of a digital thermostat is that it can be set using a digital display, which allows you much finer control over the temperature settings. The electronic components are also much quicker to respond to changes in temperature than the metal coils in a mechanical thermostat.
A wireless thermostat is a type of digital thermostat that is not wired directly to your heating system. Instead, it sends wireless signals to activate or deactivate your heating or cooling.
Many wireless thermostats also allow you to access them using your smartphone and some even allow you to access them from outside of your home. That means that you can set the temperature remotely; even if you’re on the other side of the world.
A smart thermostat is the pinnacle of thermostat evolution. Not only can you access a smart thermostat remotely, but it also includes smart features that allow you to reap the benefits of home automation.
For example, many smart thermostats can be set to automatically turn off the heating or cooling when you leave home. When they detect your return they will turn the system back on again. This can save you a significant amount on your energy bills, as you’re not heating or cooling an empty home.
Many smart thermostats can also learn your routines and adjust the heating or cooling to match. You can even have smart thermostats in individual rooms that allow you to set different temperatures for different rooms in your home.
If you’re thinking about getting a new thermostat, you should seriously consider upgrading to a smart option.
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