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Is a two-stage themostat configured in the same way as a one-stage thermostat?

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Whether a two-stage thermostat is used similar to a one-stage thermostat depends on its design, but many manufacturers offer similar models. As a result, multistage thermostats are often the same as one-stage models, but have an additional switch or button to change between modes.

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Since manufacturing thermostat parts is expensive and companies invest heavily when designing their interfaces, many manufacturers use the same base design for their single-stage and multi-stage thermostats. However, programmable thermostats may require more extensive tweaking to ensure users know which stage they're setting. Most multi-stage thermostats require users to manually change which stage is being used instead of switching automatically to keep systems from changing between stages too frequently.

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