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A thermostat that senses low room temperatures triggers home heating oil tanks. The thermostat then sends signals to the oil tank heating system to generate heat in the house. More »

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A heating oil tank is a receptacle that can hold a variety of petroleum fuel oils used for heating a home or building. This type of oil is a mixture of hydrocarbons derived from petroleum. More »

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A heating oil tank stores the fuel needed for appliances that run on this type of fuel. They are typically made of steel, fiberglass or polymers and are usually installed outside of the home. The latter two materials are... More »

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A central heating boiler heats water using electricity, gas, heating oil or another fuel source, and then distributes hot water or steam to the rooms of the home. As the water or steam passes through the radiators, radia... More »

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An electronic thermostat is one that uses heat-sensing receptors to gauge the temperature in a home, then uses those temperature readings to switch the heating and cooling equipment on or off as needed. They are generall... More »

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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 el... More »

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A dual thermostat has the capacity to control the heating and cooling systems in a home. This type of thermostat may be marketed as dual-fuel enabled. Sometimes, the terminology dual thermostat is used to describe a ther... More »

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