There are basically five types of thermostat that you can install in your home or business to save on energy bills which are as follows, Electro-mechanical Thermostat, Digital Thermostat, Hybrid Thermostat, Occupancy Thermostat and Light Sensing Thermostat. Those homes or commercial establishment having a regular schedule can go for an electromechanical thermostat. This type of thermostat cannot be used to control the temperature of a heat pump. The option available in this type of thermostat is to set the number of hours the unit has to operate and control the temperature. It only performs the basic functions of a thermostat and doesn’t have many options. It is set manually. A digital thermostat is for those who want to set the perfect temperature until they are leaving the house and while coming back. The thermostat has to be set in the right manner or else it will not coincide with the schedule.
A hybrid thermostat has the features of both a digital and an electro-mechanical thermostat. It is much simpler to operate. Occupancy thermostat is the simplest thermostat and works just perfect for us. A single button will activate the preferred temperature level till a set time once the set time is over the temperature will go to its original setting. This type of thermostat is best suited for places which are rarely occupied. The light sensing thermostat is the most expensive and the most complicated thermostat. This type of thermostat works according to the lighting conditions of a space. Thermostat can save energy so installing it can help you reduce energy bill.