Springfield Thermostat Installation, Replacement, & Repairs
These days, it seems like everyone is looking for ways to go green. Important actions such as recycling and reusing, conserving water and saving energy are the order of the day. There are many different ways we can contribute to helping the environment, and some of these methods may even help our pocketbooks as saving energy, for example, also helps you save money off your electric or gas bills.
What Does a Thermostat Do?
A thermostat’s job is basically to control the output from your home’s heating or cooling system based on room temperature. This is done by what is basically a heat-activated switch. A heat sensor causes the opening or closing of the switch, which in turn starts, continues, or stops an electrical circuit that is connected to the house’s heating or cooling system. Many people prefer an electromechanical model to an electronic model simply because they are less expensive. Others prefer electromechanical models because they are not technically inclined and prefer simplicity.
How Will an Electronic Model Help Save Energy?
An electronic, or digital thermostat has the primary benefit of being programmable. Because of this, the unit allows you to remain in greater control of the energy output of your home’s heating or cooling system. Having this control allows you to set the times that your heating or cooling is turned on and off based on a pre-determined schedule. If done correctly, you will reduce the energy used by these systems by not operating them during the night when everyone is sleeping or during the day when nobody is home. Most electronic thermostat models offer flexibility in terms of making changes to your heating and cooling schedule (seasonally or however you choose) or allowing you to manually override the heating and cooling schedule at any given time that you deem necessary.