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How to Select
How to select Mechanical Thermostats
Installing a thermostat with a heating or cooling device of your choice allows you to program their operation, making it more efficient. In addition to that, thermostats help you create a perfect environment for every room of your house.
The various types of thermostats that exist today offer diverse controlling options. This guide will focus on the most common type of thermostats – mechanical ones and will help you select the perfect option for your home.
The first thing you need to know is that mechanical thermostats are the oldest and most common temperature controlling devices that have been used in industrial and residential buildings for more than a century. Of course, modern thermostats have different design and construction but the ways of their operation have remained the same. A mechanical thermostat uses physical means to activate the switch and turn the cooling or heating system on and off.
The types of sensor technologies that are used in modern mechanical thermostats are: tubes filled with air, bimetallic strips, bulbs filled with gas or wax pellets. These technologies vary depending on the purpose of a thermostat; however, each of the sensors reacts to temperature changes and triggers the proper switch to adjust the temperature to the required level.
When selecting a mechanical thermostat for your home, make sure it is compatible with the device you are willing to use it with. In addition to that, pay attention to the installation type of a thermostat and whether you have all of the necessary wires to connect it with the device.
The controls of a mechanical thermostat are also something to consider. If the control panel is too complicated and you don’t understand it, you will have hard time adjusting the temperature of your heater.
Additional features of a thermostat are something you can really benefit from. For example, your future thermostat could offer automatic adjustment of a temperature when it reaches a certain level but such features are available with more advanced thermostats, such as digital or wireless.
The material from which the thermostat is made should be water and temperature resistant. Not that it device comes in direct contact with the heating device but a simple water drop can disable the device if it is not properly protected. This will result in unplanned reparation or even replacement of the thermostat, resulting in additional money spending.
When selecting a mechanical thermostat, many customers forget about its design. It should not be the determining factor but it is always nice to have a thermostat that matches your wall’s décor and adds some style to the interior.