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How does a thermostat work?

31.08.2020
How does a thermostat work?

 

If your feel too hot or too cold in your home, you can go directly to the thermostat to solve the problem. With just the push of a button, you can spread hot or cold air throughout the home. The thermostat is your main tool for controlling the temperature of your house, allowing you to communicate with the heating and cooling system.

For many people, once they find a comfortable room temperature setting that suits all residents, the thermostat in the house is a device that is set to a temperature and is rarely touched again. However, since the thermostat is a relatively simple device, once it is set, it does not have to be changed frequently. This does not mean that you should not understand its function, working method and working method by slightly changing the setting and setting it. Changes in temperature can save a lot of energy, which in turn can change your home heating costs.

Although most of us understand the function of a thermostat, we have not really considered how the thermostat works. As one of the most important systems in the home, it is very important to understand how it controls the home temperature.

Let's take a look at how your thermostat actually works.

Before discussing how the thermostat actually controls the temperature of the house, we need to address the types of thermostats that the house may have. Although most houses today are equipped with electronic thermostats, older houses may still have electromechanical systems. These thermostats work differently.

The digital smart thermostat is easy to understand. Their functions are similar to small computers, using sensors to determine if the temperature of your house is appropriate. They also provide functions and advantages, such as programmable settings and wifi function, whether you are at home or out, you can keep the house at different temperatures during the day or night.

Electromechanical systems may be more difficult to understand. Mechanical thermostats usually contain bimetallic coils or metal strips. When the temperature changes, the coil or belt will move, causing a vial of mercury to tilt to one side. Mercury flows to one end of the vial, indicating that the heating or cooling function needs to be turned on.

There are many kinds of thermostats, but which thermostat is suitable for you is total depending on your requirements. Please check following picture to find which thermostat is right for you.

What temperature should I choose?

When we talk about the "right setting", this can mean different things to different people, because all of us will feel comfortable at different temperatures. Some of us like a very hot house, while others are happy to sit in a cool environment.

Most people set the central heating system between 18 and 21 degrees. Especially in winter, the elderly may wish to set the heating higher than this. For most people, it is recommended to start with a lower range and then start with a lower range. The reason for this is to save energy costs by reducing system settings. Even if the heating temperature rises by one degree, a lot of money can be saved in a year, so it is definitely beneficial to lower the temperature. For those who want more control over the room heating, adding thermostatic radiator valves may also help.

No matter which thermostat you use, too much temperature change will cause the system to work overtime. If you keep turning the thermostat up or down, you may find that you waste a lot of energy. Correctly controlling the thermostat is important to save energy and money.

Hotowell as a professional manufacturer of thermostats with more than 10 years. We will help you to choose the right thermostat and explain the work principle of thermostat for you accordingly. Welcome to contact us with following methods if there is any question or interest of our products.

Email: delta@hotowell.com

Tel.: +86 153 5987 4486

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