Best Programmable Thermostat

A thermostat is a device that simply switches off and on the heating system as and when required. It works by sensing the room temperature. For example, the heating system is switched on when the room temperature falls below the temperature that has been set in the thermostat and it is again switched off when the temperature reaches the desired level. You must be aware of the fact that setting the thermostat to a higher temperature will not heat the room faster, thus, factors like size of the boiler and the radiators has an impact on the time required for heating a room.

The basic principle behind the functionality of a thermostat is the nature of expansion when an object is being heated. Mechanical thermostat simply uses the idea of thermal expansion to switch an electric circuit on and off. The two most common types use bimetallic strips and gas filled bellows. A traditional thermostat has two pieces of metal bolted together to form what is known as the bimetallic strip. The strip works as a bridge in an electrical circuit connected to the heating system. Generally, the bridge is down and the strip carries electricity through the circuit and the heating is on. When the heating begins, one of the strips expands slightly more than the other and as a result the bridge bends and the circuit breaks. The bridge is up, the flow of electricity stops and the room starts to cool down. Similarly, when the cooling starts, the strips gradually become straight again and the connection is reestablished allowing the flow of electricity and the heating of the room. This is a continuous process. Gas-filled bellows on the other hand is quite slow to react to temperature changes, so they may not be great option.

In addition to the traditional thermostats of the early days, there are the programmable thermostats of the recent years. Programmable thermostats help you to reduce the cost of heating and cooling your home while they are comfortable and efficient at the same time. The best thing about these programmable thermostats is that they also learn your habit and preferences and act accordingly. Some of the well-known programmable thermostats that have become market leaders in recent times are the following:

• The Nest Learning Thermostat

• The Ecobee3 Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat

• Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

• Sensi Wi-Fi Smart Programmable Thermostat

• Honeywell Z-Wave Enabled Programmable Thermostat

All the programmable thermostats which have been mentioned above are superior in terms of energy management, temperature control, sensors, design, set-up, and even the help and support one gets from them is of a premium quality.

One of the main reasons as to why people opt for programmable thermostat is that they let you schedule the timing as in you when to heat and cool your home. As a result, you can easily save on your electricity bills and also increase the life-span of the heating or the cooling device. Last but not the least, most of the programmable thermostat available in the market are in sync with smart technologies which in turn helps making your life easier.




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