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Old 04-05-2004, 08:43 PM
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It appears that everyone here understands the basics of a thermostat so I don't think I will hurt anyones feelings if I say this here.

It never ceases to amaze me how many people just flat don't understand how a thermostat works. I'm not only talking about cars, I'm talking more about indoor thermostats. I've seen so many people go to a thermostat when uncomfortable and turn it as far as it will go. They just don't understand that this will not heat them or cool them any quicker.

I worked for a software company for many years that was founded and run by a very smart and hard working man. His education was electrical engineering as is mine. I remember many times being in our conference room and the temperature would be a little too hot or a little too cold and he would walk over and max the thermostat. For him it was particularly bad. You would think that someone educated in technicology, particularly electronics would understand a basic bimetallic strip and electrical switch.

Have a great day,
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