Programmable Thermostats

written by: Ian Jones Smithman


Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat is a device which is used normally to control temperature at home and offices and hence it help in saving the energy. This device is easy to install and when properly set, it saves a lot of cost for businesses and homes.

Using programmable thermostat, you can be able to set your air-conditioning device to operate at intervals which suit your schedule. This device will make your life better and help you to save energy, and hence reducing your energy bills.

Due to changing seasons and the high cost of fuels, the best way to save on energy and money in our homes and businesses is by installing programmable thermostat. Setting up is so simple and if carried out to the standards, only two thermostats are required one in cold and another one during the hot season. Individuals are always advice to select the right types of programmable thermostats.

They are five types of these programmable thermostats and each having its merits and demerits. These types include: – electromechanical programmable thermostat, digital thermostat, hybrid programmable thermostat, light sensing thermostat and occupancy thermostat.

Electromechanical programmable thermostat – this type of thermostat is best for individuals who have regular schedule. It is usually bought as manually operated thermostat. You are required to adjust the number of hours the air conditioner and heating unit will be running and controlling the temperature.

Digital thermostat – this thermostat are the best since it can be set along with their corresponding temperatures.

Hybrid programmable thermostat – this type of thermostat is a combination of both digital and electromechanical thermostat. It gives the simplicity of the electromechanical thermostat while at same time gives the level of customization of the digital thermostat.

Light sensing thermostat – this type of thermostat is the most complex and expensive type of programmable thermostats. It functions by reacting to the lighting condition of a given area. This thermostat does not require any batteries and always in operation even if there are power outages.

Occupancy thermostat – this type of thermostat is normally used in buildings which are rarely occupied and requires controlled environment.


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