Thermostats by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

Thermostats are a significant part of the heating and cooling system and when it is not installed or working correctly, you don’t have a way to control your heating and cooling inside the home.  One important factor in choosing a thermostat is the energy star; this is a model that will be more energy efficient.

There are two main types of thermostats, line-voltage thermostats and low-voltage thermostats.

Line voltage thermostats are using in single heating systems like baseboards and radiant systems.  These thermostats are installed in a series with heaters in a certain voltage.  In this particular connection, the electric current flows through the thermostat and the heater.  The thermostat itself reaches the set room temperature resulting in shutting off before the heater brings the room to the set temperature.

Low voltage thermostats are more efficient in controlling the flow of electric current.  These kinds of thermostats are used in central heating systems that use oil, gas and electricity. Besides, they are used in water heating systems especially in zone valves as well as in electric unitary systems.  A low voltage thermostat not only helps you to precisely control current but also enables you to easily use the programmable controls mainly due to the fact that these thermostats operate at 24v to 50v

Whenever there is an increase in temperature variation, loss due to heating and cooling from a building becomes greater.  However, a programmable thermostat helps in reducing these losses by reducing the temperature variation.  For instance, in the cooling season a programmable thermostat may be set in such a way that the temperature rises during the workday when nobody is home and set to turn on the air conditioner just before you arrive home.  This saves a great amount of energy by using the air conditioning only during times you are home.

Call Treat’s Heating & Cooling for service 360.825.0800 we will help you find the right thermostat that fits your needs.

The Black Diamond, 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.