How Does a Thermostat Work?

February 20, 2020

All thermostats are designed to read and control room temperatures by communicating with a heater or air conditioning system. The way this happens will depend on the type of thermostat your system uses. Thermostats can be found attached to the equipment or connected via wires and mounted on the wall for easy access. Some models are wireless and operate using a battery. Types of Thermostats Your home thermostat is either electronic or mechanical. Most modern homes have electronic thermostats with a digital readout. Older homes may have a mechanical thermostat. Electronic models use sensors to detect the temperature in the...

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What Thermostat Temperature is Best for the Winter?

December 19, 2019

The winter heating season provides every homeowner in the Kansas City area with a challenge. On the one hand, you want your family to be comfortable during the frigid days. On the other, you don’t want to empty your bank account paying to heat your home. At in Olathe, we have years of experience working with all sorts of heating systems. That’s why we want to give you advice on how to get the best results from yours. At Home or Away? Different people like different temperatures. Some folks seem to run warm, wearing shorts until December. Other people are...

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3 Thermostat Best Practices for Fall

October 22, 2019

Fall brings a transition into the colder part of the year. Giving your thermostat the proper attention can help guarantee a high degree of energy savings over the coming months. Let’s look at some actionable tips you can implement for optimal efficiency and comfort. 1. Keep a Consistent Temperature Thermostats can be either manual or programmable. If your thermostat is manual, then you should try to refrain from changing the temperature setting often. Constant setting changes result in greater energy expenditure as your system tries to reach equilibrium in your home. If you have a programmable thermostat, setting the intervals...

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