Room Thermostat Types and Functions

by | Apr 18, 2022 | HVAC

Room Thermostat Types and Functions analog digital thermostat

The thermostat is needed in your home to make each room warmer or cooler. If the temperature in your home is very hot, you can set the thermostat to make the air temperature cooler. And if the temperature in your home is very cool, you can set the thermostat to make it warmer. This is the principle of how the thermostat works. It can help you to make your room at a better temperature.

So, there is some information that you need to know about the room thermostat. Let’s check below!

The Function of a Room Thermostat

As its name, the thermostat is useful to maintain the temperature in your room. So, the temperature in your home can be set as your needs. Your room will never be too cold or too hot. You will feel comfortable if you are in your home.

The Best Place for Your Room Thermostat

If you decide to use a thermostat in your home, you need to make sure that the position is well organized. The standard position to place the thermostat is about 1.5 meters from the floor. Pay attention to the radiator, cooking appliances, or other heating systems. Don’t place your thermostat near the radiator, cooking appliances, or other heating systems. It will make the thermostat run poorly. The thermostat can not regulate the temperature as usual because of the heat effect from the radiator and other heating systems. So, pay attention to the place where you place your thermostat.

Thermostatic Radiator Valve (TRV)

A thermostatic radiator valve or TRV is suitable to be fitted with your radiator in your home. The function of TRV is to regulate the temperature separately for each room. It means that if you want to heat your bedroom, you don’t need to heat other rooms. You can turn off the function of heating in other rooms; meanwhile, you can heat just in your bedroom; that is the function of TRV. 

Furthermore, you don’t need to activate all of the heating systems in your rooms every day. You can set it as you want. 

A Programmable Room Thermostat

There is a programmable thermostat. It means you can program the different temperatures in a day. Such as, you can set the low temperature in the morning until the afternoon when you are not at home. When you work, the thermostat can be set at a low temperature, and in the evening, when you want to rest, you can make it warmer by setting the thermostat. 

So, using the thermostat makes you relax and enjoy your house. You will never feel bored wasting a long time in your house. Your sleeping also will be more comfortable than usual without a room thermostat.

Mechanical and Digital Room Thermostat

The mechanical thermostat is usually presented a higher temperature than we set before. They respond to change the temperature is a bit slower than the digital thermostat. The mechanical thermostat has difficulty to respond the change, and the temperature can fall about 3 to 5 degrees Celcius before the heating process comes back again. Of course, this case can make you and your family will be uncomfortable. 

On the other hand, the digital thermostat responds faster to temperature changes. This is more accurate than a mechanical thermostat. It can maintain a stable temperature, and the heating can come back as soon as the temperature falls. 

Technology improves so fast, so a digital thermostat can make you and your family will be more comfortable than if you use a mechanical thermostat.

Analog Room Thermostat

The analog thermostat is easy to operate, so this is good for elder people. They can configure the temperature easily. The temperature setting and numbers are visible, and it uses a turning dial to set the required temperature. Additionally, it is also cheaper than the smart thermostat.

That is some information that you need to know if you want to set the room thermostat in your house. Make sure that you choose the correct one for your needs. Using a room thermostat can be wasting energy, but if you can set your needs, the effect of heating on the environment can be reduced well. 

So, make sure you know the suitable one for your room and enjoy the warmer life for a comfortable life at home.