How Does a Thermostat Work?

February 20, 2020

While there are different types of thermostats, they all operate as heat-activated switches. You set a temperature on the thermostat and, when it senses the air temperature has gone below that, it tells your heating system to turn on. Here’s how some of the most common thermostats work today. Electromechanical Thermostat This is an older type of thermostat. It has a glass vial with mercury in it along with a bimetal coil. The coil contracts as it gets colder, pushing the vial to one side. This results in your heating system being signaled to turn on. The coil expands as...

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Thermostat Best Practices for Fall

October 15, 2019

There are many reasons why the pros at in Bountiful recommend smart thermostats. These units guarantee a certain level of consistency that saves you money. There are also a few thermostat habits that can save you money and keep you comfortable in fall. Pick a Temperature and Stick to It Determine which temperature makes you and your family most comfortable and is practical in terms of costs. This should be your target at all times during autumn, and if it feels different in various scenarios, it could indicate a bigger problem with your HVAC or some other aspect of your...

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