A thermostat is an essential component of a HVAC system. Without a thermostat a HVAC system won’t function properly. The basic function of a thermostat is to regulate the temperature of a HVAC system. For heating as well as cooling the temperature can be adjusted using a thermostat. The thermostat will switch off the unit automatically once the desired temperature is acquired. Once the adjustment is made with the help of it the unit will function accordingly. If there is a problem with the thermostat then the unit will not function properly either it will cool or heat insufficiently or over heat or over cool without cut off. Regular maintenance includes checking the thermostat and ensuring that it is functioning properly.
A thermostat is the brain of the HVAC unit hence it is used to control the HVAC unit and direct it how to work for you. The entire system depends on the thermostat controls to function. With the help of the thermostat you can make the unit to work in whatever mode you require, heating or cooling. It acts as the user interface of the unit. There are mainly two types of thermostats, programmable thermostat and non-programmable thermostat. A non programmable thermostat is further classified as digital and non digital ones. Installing a programmable thermostat can save you big money. More settings can be adjusted in a programmable thermostat while a non programmable thermostat can be used to set only the basic functions. Installing a programmable thermostat can make the unit function more efficiently.