smart thermostats

What Are The Different Types Of Thermostats?

Thermostats are a brilliant way to keep the temperature inside your home just right. But are there different types you can install inside your home. Poe Air is here to provide you with the answers to the everlasting thermostat question. But what is better? Modern versions are sure to save you in energy and money and can be a great investment.

What Is The Low Voltage Thermostat?

You will find this kind of in many homes. They are connected to gas and electric furnaces, boilers, heat systems, air conditioners, heat pumps, and even hydronic baseboard heating. When there is a temperature that needs controlling, the low voltage thermostat is bound to be useful.

As the name suggest, this system usually runs on a low 24 volts. There are various thermostats that can be paired on this thermostat system, including programmable, bimetallic and contact options.

What Is The Line Voltage Thermostat?

Line voltage thermostats work on 120 or 240 volts. They are commonly installed for electric resistance systems such as baseboard heaters and heating inside the wall. Line voltage systems are also characterized by gauge wires.

The line voltage thermostat can be combined with many different types too; this includes the traditional thermostat, mechanical thermostat, programmable and digital thermostat.

What Is The Millivolt Thermostat?

Even though these systems are more uncommon, they can still occur in a variety of homes. They are installed on vented floor heaters and wall furnaces that are not connected to the electrical grid

It is important to note that the millivolt thermostat does not work with most low voltage thermostats. In other words, they are not connected to the wiring inside the house.

Smart Thermostats 

smart thermostats
Smart thermostats are the modern equivalent to having artificial intelligence running your home for you. With a smart thermostat you have so much control not only at your finger-tips but also on your phone app. As opposed to the older more programmable systems, which only work if programmed, these are ver unique. 
This intelligent unit is capable of learning patterns in your home and identifying the best climates when the home is occupied or unoccupied. This information is then used and the unit adjusts where the need is, which is a massive saving of energy and in the long term – money saving.
Your smart system can also alert you to times when you need to maintain the system or take necessary actions based on the warnings or information it outputs to the reader. Trane intelligent systems go one stage further and are often a complimentary addition to any new trane system from poe air. 
Should you already have an HVAC System that Is working properly and tuned up, and you would like to find out if your system can handle a modern smart thermostat, we have great news. You can still install them in your system if your system can handle the unit. Contact us to find out more. We will be happy to identify if your air conditioning system will be suitable for everything that a smart thermostat can bring.

Which Thermostat Should I Go For?

The choice of system will also dictate what additions you can have. Anything that relates to your HVAC system should be checked and recommended by a licensed professional. An effective system can save you lots of money on your utility bills, so be sure to contact the experts at Poe Air for some comprehensive advice. Book a no obligation quotation for a new modern HVAC Installation. 


Get a free no obligation quote for a new HVAC system for your home or business.