Recently our fiance Tim & I were in the market for a new thermostat… The two of us had installed a new heating & a/c the year before, however at that time, all of us didn’t absolutely need a whole new thermostat so all of us decided to just keep our old 1 until it died, then we’ll, last month, the thermostat totally died. The two of us couldn’t even adjust the heating or the a/c for a few mornings! I found out a lot of interesting information about thermostats when all of us were researching & shopping for a new 1, i don’t know if you know this, however thermostats don’t only control your home’s heating & cooling system. That might sound care about a funny thing to say, because of course they do control the heating & cooling – however the thing is that thermostats also control your family’s overall comfort in your home, however most of the thermostats that all of us researched operate electronically. The two of us did a lot of research on digital programmable thermostats, unlike mechanically operated thermostats, digital thermostats are mercury-free. These thermostats also are designed to provide you pinpoint accuracy when it comes to the temperature inside your house! Not only that, they are fantastic at controlling any type of a/c, furnace or heating unit, heat pump, & radiant or hydronic flooring systems. Of course, Tim & I decided to get a digital programmable thermostat instead of a mechanical 1. It just made sense to us to get something more high tech to help us maintain a constant comfortable temperature in our home, not to mention the improved air quality it helps to provide.