Thermostats by Treat’s Heating & Cooling

Choosing a thermostat that will fit your needs may seem like something that is not very important but when it comes to comfort and selection, there are a lot of choices.

Below is a summary of the different types of thermostats and a brief description of each thermostat.  If you still have questions call Treat’s Heating & Cooling at 360.825.0800

Mechanical Thermostats

Mechanical thermostats come in a variety of styles and types and can be used for heat only or for heating and cooling and some models come with multiple stages of heating and cooling.  Mechanical thermostats are not able to switch from heating to cooling automatically this is called an auto changeover while models with a separate set point for heat and cool usually will set to auto.

Digital/Electronic Thermostats

Electronic and digital thermostats are very similar and have a digital LCD temperature and set point display.  Some are a little more than a digital version of a mechanical thermostat but most have additional features and capabilities such as auto changeover.  Digital thermostats are not programmable in most cases and usually support both heating and cooling.  They also can be designed for either single stage or multiple stages of heating or cooling.  In either case you need to be certain that the thermostat is compatible with your heating and cooling system.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats have all the options of the digital thermostats.  In addition, they allow the user to set a pre-determined times setting using a build in clock and a little memory.  The come in options such as 7 day or 5+2 day as well as 2 and 4 day periods.  Each can be programmed to change the temperature set point at a given point in time.  The 7 da models allow each day to be programmed separately while the 5+2 day models are set up for weekday and weekend only.  The number of periods determines how often you can set or change a set point at any given time.

To ensure proper operation is it a good idea to mount the thermostat on an inside wall as near as possible to the return air grill and about five feet from the floor.  It is always a good idea to have a professional at Treat’s Heating & Cooling install the thermostat for you to ensure it gets done properly.

 The Auburn, 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.