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Can programmable thermostats really save energy?
Yes, programmable thermostats can save energy and save you money on
utility bills. According to the the U.S. Department of Energy, a
programmable thermostat can reduce heating costs by up to 35% and
cooling costs by up to 25%. Your savings will largely depend on the
length of your energy saving program periods and the temperatures set.
What are the advantages of a programmable thermostat?
Different programmable thermostats offer many different features.
However, because they are electronic, they are all more accurate and
efficient than thermostats that contain mercury. With programmable
thermostats you can control the temperature in your home at different
times of day without ever touching your thermostat. Because everything
is automatic, you will never forget to change the setting on your own.
Should line voltage thermostats be installed by professionals?
Although these thermostats are relatively easy to install thanks to
2-wire non-polarized connections (TRIAC thermostats) and color-coded
wires (four-wire thermostats), we recommend that our line voltage
thermostats be installed by a professional because of the importance of
ensuring a good connection in the wire connectors.
What is the difference between a low voltage and a line voltage thermostat?
Low voltage thermostats should be used when the heater load is greater
than 3,800 watts such as commercial heater (ex. Cadet CEH unit heater),
or central forced air systems. Line voltage thermostats should be used
for zonal heat systems such as electric fan heaters, baseboard heaters
and radiant heaters. Cadet has a variety of options to meet your
What is the difference between a double pole and a single pole thermostat?
Single pole thermostats break only one side of the power line to your
heater and cannot be turned “off”. Therefore, power is continuous to
the heater even if it is not running. The control knob will have a low
temperature setting without an “off” position. Double pole thermostats
break both sides of the power line; therefore all power to the heater
is interrupted. The control knob will have an “off” position.
What is the correct method to test a thermostat?
In order to standardize results and to be able to compare one thermal
switch to another, the industry has adopted a standard rate of
temperature change which ranges from 0.25°C to 1.0°C change per minute.
The larger and the more thermally resistive the package the slower the
temperature rise rate must be. After the rise from room temperature a
10 – 15 minute soak at the lower threshold of the published range of
operation is required in order to allow temperatures to stabil...
Do Warmrail units have thermostats & cut off switches?
Because of their safe design, Warmrails can operate 24 hours a day at
the factory set temperature, using less electricity than a regular
light bulb! You can operate a Warmrail using a timer if you wish, but
most people find the comfort and convenience of Warmrails so appealing
that they run them continually. We do not provide temperature controls,
since Warmrails are designed to operate to the optimum performance
My heating or cooling does not work. What can I do?
With the system set to heat, when the set point temperature is raised
or lowered past the room temperature, the thermostat will make a soft
click sound within about 5 seconds. Usually the sound indicates correct
thermostat operation. If the heat does not come on after raising the
temperature and hearing the click, check the fuses or breakers, make
sure the furnace is switched on, and verify the blower compartment door
is closed properly.
Can I use a wall mounted Thermostat with my Broan-NuTone heater?
Yes. Some heaters have built in thermostats, but they can either be
removed or inactivated. Remote thermostats can be located so that they
are more convenient to adjust than the built in one. Located across the
room from the heater, they will also insure that the heater runs long
enough to heat the whole room. This is especially true in an odd shaped
room where air does not flow readily from one section to another.
What is Centigrade? (C)
Centrigrade is the proper way of describing the Celsius temperature scale where zero degrees equals 32 degree fahrenheit.
Can programmable thermostat be used for radiant systems?
Programmable thermostats can be used, but consider this: Radiant
systems are designed to maintain a constant temperature. It can take
quite a while to warm a room from a cold start and the system is going
to use a lot of energy to heat the room. Digital thermostats are more
precise than standard mercury-bulb thermostats and may cause the system
to cycle too frequently. Mercury-bulb thermostats are generally the
best choice for radiant systems.
Why is it so important to raise the thermostats in summer for energy savings?
For every degree you raise
your thermostat, you save 7 percent or more on your energy bill.
Therefore, if you raise the thermostat a minimum of 3 degrees, you will
have achieved savings of at least 21 percent on energy. Summertime
comfort is not only related to the heat but also levels of humidity.
The Moisture Filter will improve the air quality, making it feel
cooler, crisper and less humid.