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How Does a Digital Thermostat Work?

Digital Thermostat

When it comes to the quality of your indoor comfort, investing in a digital thermostat can be the answer. Many homeowners are familiar with a traditional analog thermostat. They moved the knob to their desired temperature. More and more homeowners are now upgrading from an analog to a digital thermostat. Lets take a look at the benefits a digital thermostat can bring.

What Are Digital Thermostats?

A digital thermostat allows a homeowner to adjust their indoor temperature. It allows them to create a programmable schedule for heating and cooling of their home. Unlike analog thermostats, digital ones have a digital display for temperature and settings. Many digital thermostats are actually smart thermostats. These will sync with your digital devices. This allows you to control your thermostat from anywhere you have internet connection.

How Do Digital Thermostats Work?

Most of these thermostats on the market have a built-in clock. This shows the date and time and allows the homeowner to set their thermostat for future dates. Many homeowners program their thermostat for bedtime. They turn down the heat before bed and turn up the heat before they wake up in the morning. This helps them to save on energy costs by maximizing system performance. As you start with a digital thermostat, you’ll enjoy the benefits of programming. It will even allow you to switch up its programming depending on the day of the week.

The Internal Components

All thermostats work in the same way. They work by sending a current through an internal component called a thermistor. This measures the resistance of the current and helps calculate the indoor temperature. The thermostat uses the indoor air temperature to compare to the preset temperature. If there is a variation, the thermostat will send a signal to the unit. It will then turn on to alter the temperature closer to the desired preset.

Benefits Of Digital Thermostats

Now that you know how digital thermostats work, it’s time to consider why you should invest in one. First, these thermostats work to save you money. It’s estimated that 50% of home energy costs come from the use of heating and cooling systems. So, it’s important that you make sure these systems stay optimized. A digital thermostat gives you the ability to preset temperatures. This means that you can kick down the heat or air conditioning in the daytime when you’re at work. This will reduce your system’s energy costs. It won’t need to work so hard to maintain comfortable temperatures. When you go digital, you can also save yourself from adjusting the thermostat every day. You can set it and forget it.

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If you think that a digital thermostat is right for your home, give us a call today. Our helpful staff can answer all your questions about these thermostats. Set up an appointment to get one installed at your home soon!

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