Digital Thermostat

  It is true that digital thermostats have the same function as the non-digital ones but there is no denying the fact that digital ones have more versatility than their non-digital counterparts. Today the modern digital thermostats which are available do not have moving parts to measure temperature instead they rely on the rmistors or other semi-conductor devices like a resistance thermometer to measure temperature. It has been noticed that in North America most of the digital thermostats which are used are of the programmable variety and they can help in energy savings to quite an extent if left with their default settings. However, any change in the settings might increase or decrease the consumption of energy.

  Today most of the digital thermostats which are available have separate programs for heating as well as cooling. It may also have a digital or manual switch to turn on the furnace blower for air circulation even when the system is neither heating nor cooling. However, some of the advanced versions of the digital thermostat may be programmed in such a way that the circulating fan runs for a period of 5 or 10 minutes when the heating or cooling cycle has not taken place in the last hour. Sometimes digital thermostats may also come with user-programmable air filter change reminder. This feature calculates the accumulated run-time of the heating or the cooling system and accordingly reminds the user when it is time to change the air filter.

  There are quite a many brands of digital thermostat available in the market today. Among them Honeywell is a well-known brand. Honeywell has brought into the market numerous models taking into consideration user comfort and recommendation. They have the Wi-Fi Smart thermostat that has comes with and without the voice control. Then they have the Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat. The Portable Comfort Control, the seven day programmable thermostat and many others.

  Another popular brand for digital thermostats is none other than Nest. They have manufactured thermostats which are rightly meant for the 3rd gen. They have a slimmer and sleeker look with a larger and sharper display. And the best part of this thermostat is that they can save energy to a large extent. You will be amazed to learn about its properties. For instance, these thermostats can adjust to your preferences. They will learn the kind of temperature you like and accordingly it can build a schedule around the user. It has been studied that the amount of energy that it saves enables it to pay for its price just within a span of two years. Another advantage of digital thermostats from Nest is that you can install it with minimum effort.

  Besides these two brands some of the other brands that manufacture good quality digital thermostat are Aprilaire, Emerson, Venstar, Lennox, Trane, and many others. All of these thermostats have been designed keeping in mind the latest technology. However, it is recommended that before you buy a digital thermostat it is a good idea to carry out a thorough market research to get the best deal.



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