What Is a Thermostat?
It is a temperature-sensitive switch that controls
a space conditioning unit or system, such as a
furnace, air conditioner, or both. When the indoor
drops below or rises above the thermostat setting, the switch moves to the "on" position,
and your furnace or air conditioner runs to warm or cool the house air to the
setting you selected for your family's comfort. A thermostat, in its simplest
form, must be manually adjusted to change the indoor air temperature.
Easy-to-see thermostats are the best idea in thermostats
and few people know about them! They work the same
as a standard thermostat and are as easy to use.
An easy-to-see thermostat has very large raised numbers
that people with impaired vision can easily read.
An audible click sounds at each degree mark as you
adjust the temperature by turning the dial. An optional
large clear dial cover is available to assist those
who are hindered with arthritis.
Automatic Programmable Thermostats
In our modern, high-tech society, we don't think
much about some of the electronic gadgets in our
homes. Take, for example, the ever-present thermostat--a
staple of American households for decades. It usually
takes the shape of an unassuming box on the wall,
but that modest device controls the comfort of
your family on the coldest day in January and the
hottest day in July.