Thermostats help your heating and cooling equipment maintain
the optimal temperature setting with the maximum energy efficiency.
Today’s electronic models are a vast departure from
earlier mechanical styles.
Pro-Air offers two styles of thermostats to
meet your needs.
Electronic thermostats work in much the same way as older,
manual thermostats did. A microprocessor inside compares the
thermometer reading of a room’s temperature to the desired
temperature you select. Then, it gives start and stop commands
to the heating or cooling system to bring the temperature
to a level that makes you comfortable. It's up to you to change
the settings when you need move comfort.
Programmable thermostats basically work the same as electronic
thermostats with more features for comfort, efficiency and
convenience. Simply program the temperatures you need, and
the times of day you need them, to stay comfortable and save
energy all season. You only need to program it once -- until
the season or your lifestyle changes.
The most important way that a programmable thermostat saves
energy is in its setback feature. When you don’t need
a normal level of heating or cooling, you can program the
thermostat to set the temperature back until the next pre-programmed
time when you want normal temperatures. Programming temperatures
around 63 F on cold winter nights, when you’re snuggled
under blankets, can help you save as much as 15% on your heating
costs. You can save even more by programming your system to
"setback" the temperature when your family is away
at work, at school, or on vacation. In summer, setbacks work
much the same way for central air conditioning.