What are Thermostats?
Thermostats are control systems that operate a home or building’s HVAC system. They are typically placed midway up a wall in a central location, or in multiple locations throughout the structure if paired with a zoning system. They tell your HVAC system to produce heat when you need to raise the temperature, and cool air when you need to lower the temperature.
There are several types of thermostats available, including manual thermostats, programmable thermostats, and smart thermostats. Programmable and smart thermostats are widely preferred by home and business owners, as they offer the ability to program various temperature schedules according to the needs of a family or workplace. These thermostats make energy savings automatic, while smart thermostats provide additional data regarding energy use and enhanced connectivity.