New Thermostat Technology


Just about every modern building has a heating and cooling system. You need a thermostat, a heating system, and at times, fans. A thermostat is a regulator used to control the temperature in the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) to make your indoors more comfortable. Like a vast majority of technical devices, thermostats have also evolved tremendously over the years. The ancient Greeks are behind the invention of the first central heating system. The term thermostat is derived from Greek words: Thermos, which means “hot”, and Stat, which stands for “stationary.”
In 1620, Cornelius Drebbel invented the mercury thermostat, although it was soon discovered that mercury is both expensive and hard to dispose of safely. After the invention of the bi-metallic thermostat in 1830 and the damper-flapper in 1885, an American professor named Warren Johnson invented the electric thermostat in 1883. This system allowed different rooms to be heated depending on individual thermostats settings.

Programmable, digital display thermostats were invented between 1980 and 1990. In 2007, Stuart Lombard created the first smart thermostat and Apple perfected it in 2009. History shows that thermostats have progressively evolved to make them easier to control and more energy efficient. Smart thermostats are essential home automation tools that ensure that your HVAC system does not work harder than necessary. 
Smart thermostats allow programmable schedules to bring flexibility, convenience, and ease of heating and air conditioning. With the right thermostat, you can program temperatures depending on your schedules. This means setting specific and comfortable temperatures, depending on whether you're in your home, sleeping, or awake. Check out DeSantis Appliances today for the best thermostat recommendation. 

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  1. this is amazing technology and I seriously need an upgrade at my house!

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  2. It would be nice to have a smart thermostat.

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  3. I didn't realize thermostats had so much history! Very interesting! I would love to get a smart thermostat.

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