If you have ever considered making modifications to your HVAC system as a way to save money, you have probably been told to invest in a newer thermostat. Years ago, the choice of thermostat was simple, the only option you had was a manual thermostat. Now, you can choose from a variety of thermostats that can make the average person’s head spin.
What is the difference between a manual thermostat and an electronic one? Learn the benefits of both now!
Difference Between Electronic And Manual Controls On A Thermostat
Ease Of Use – Electronic Thermostat vs. Manual
An electronic thermostat makes choosing your temperature simple. Many electronic thermostats are also programmable. You can set a different temperature based on the time of day, day of the week and the activities you are doing. Electronic thermostats offer a digital readout of the temperature in your home and the temperature your thermostat is set on. To set the thermostat you simply push a button until you have reached the temperature you desire.
A manual thermostat does not offer a digital readout of the temperature but rather provides a general idea of the temperature you have selected. Most manual thermostats have temperature settings in five-degree increments. This may give you a good idea of the temperature of your home but you will have a hard time setting it to say exactly 76 degrees. Manual thermostats however are sometimes preferred by some people for ease of use since you only have to turn a dial.
Money Savings – Electronic Thermostat vs. Manual
An electronic thermostat offers you a digital display that allows you to adjust the temperature to the exact degree you want. This feature makes choosing a comfortable temperature easier. Many electronic thermostats are also programmable. This means that you can adjust the temperature settings during times when you are asleep or away from your home. Why waste money heating and cooling an empty house?
With a manual thermostat you may find yourself constantly adjusting the thermostat up and down until you reach a comfortable temperature for your home. Also, since you cannot program a manual thermostat, this can cause your HVAC unit to use more energy than needed.
Electronic thermostats definitely win on the money savings side.
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