Thermostats by Treat’s Heating & Cooling


A programmable thermostat that is properly installed and configured helps maintain a comfortable indoor temperature while reducing energy usage.  Several factors come into play when choosing a thermostat: flexibility you want with programming, your voltage requirement and the type of heating and cooling system you have.

These are the primary types of thermostats

Heat only types work with a single heating source.  Programmable thermostats are a good way to lower energy bills when using a forced hot air or baseboard heating system.

Cool only work with a single cooling source.

Single stage heat and cool: this type of thermostat controls one heating source and one cooling source – for example baseboard heating system and a central air conditioning system.

Multi Stage Heat/Cool: This type of thermostat is used to control multiple heating and cooling sources such as a heat pump with a supplementary forced hot air back-up system plus an air conditioning system.

Electric Heat/Line voltage: this type is used to control electric heaters or electric baseboard systems.

Heat Pump applications require a specialized thermostat that can handle air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps.

Programmable thermostats are a desirable alternative to non-programmable models because they allow the user to heat and cool the home based on a specific schedule. Most programmable models have four “set points”.  These allow the user to heat and cool the home on a set schedule.  Some thermostats offer 24 hour access for programming.

For assistance with choosing the right thermostat and having it installed, call Treat’s Heating & Cooling at 360.825.0800.  We have been in business for over 40 years and serve many satisfied clients!

The Maple Valley, WA thermostat experts at Treat’s Heating & Cooling offer high quality installation, repair, maintenance, and other heating and air conditioning services throughout Western Washington including Enumclaw, Buckley, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Maple Valley, Federal Way, Kent, & Seattle WA.