Thermostat : all you need to know to make the right choice

It’s true, buying a thermostat is not as exciting as buying a light fixture. Yet it does play a key role in the comfort of your home. Since the roller thermostat, models evolved a lot. Some event talk about smart models. Which one to choose and why?


Pro Tip

If you travel frequently between your home and outside, you might benefit from changing your bedrooms’ roller thermostat to a programmable electronic thermostat. According to Hydro-Quebec, this simple change allows you to save up to $ 150 per year.
A smart thermostat for a connected home

The smart thermostat is part of the basic technological stuff of a connected home It helps make your property more comfortable while saving you money on the electricity bill. Here are other benefits:

  • It adapts to your routine, even if it changes, and adjusts the temperature of the rooms according to your absences.
  • It is mobile. Most of the models are linked to mobile apps and web portals that make it easy to program the thermostat.
  • You can order the house to warm when you are on your way home.
  • You no longer have to worry about the time change. Smart models automatically make the switch,
  • The smart thermostat will send you an email if the temperature rises or falls behind certain limits. Convenient for chalets, multiplexes, or businesses owners.
All the precautions to take when installing thermostats

As with most electrical products, electrical connections to a thermostat should be made by an electrician.

Here are some added recommendations before installing your device.

  • Your thermostat must be connected to an electrical box.
  • Minimum and maximum load must be respected in order to avoid anu overheating of the device.
  • More than one heating appliance can be connected to the same thermostat, as long as you respect its maximum load.
  • It is important to protect the electric system with a circuit breaker or a fuse.
  • Thermostats must be protected against liquids, humidity and condensation. Use a dry cloth to dust them.

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