What Is an Electrical Thermostat?


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An electrical thermostat is a part of a home heating system that controls and senses the temperature. Unlike a mechanical thermostat, which only uses two pieces of bonded metal that bend as the temperature changes, an electrical thermostat uses digital temperature sensors for precise temperature control.

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Electrical thermostats monitor room temperature within one degree or less of a setpoint. Some models are suitable for programming. Preset programs are suitable for certain times of day or days in a week. Electrical thermostats provide more accuracy and can save up to 30 percent on a household's energy bill. More advanced models have touch screens.

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