Concerning Thermostats

I am often asked questions concerning thermostats; and with the dizzying array of thermostats available today it’s no wonder. The Basics: First we need to understand exactly what a thermostat is and does. A thermostat IS a user interface; like a mouse for your computer. What a thermostat DOES is translate your input into commands for your heating, cooling and ventilating equipment. Of course it can’t be just that simple! Digital or Analog?: Old school

Concerning Thermostats: To Program or Not To Program?

In Segment One we learned the difference between older analog thermostats and newer digital thermostats. We touched on WHY digital technology has found its way into thermostats; primarily to facilitate programmable features. But, do you really need a programmable thermostat? The answer isn’t as easy as you would think; which is why I get asked this question so often. Features and benefits of programmable and non-programmable thermostats: Non-Programmable: Not many features outside of the normal