Home Heating Application: Temperature Switches and Sensors

Whether heating a home or a commercial building, safety and efficiency of the system is a key concern. There are a wide range of heating systems available, from Electric Heat Pumps to Geothermal systems. No matter the system, the one constant is the need to sense temperature to ensure optimal efficiency or to detect and react to potentially unsafe conditions.

Dependent on the type of system there are motors which drive air moving fans or hot water circulation pumps that require protection from overheating. Conditions that could cause an unsafe condition include, blocked ventilation ducts, dirty air filters, and flame out of the main combustion chamber.

In addition to safety temperature sensing can be useful to monitor inefficiencies in the system such as a malfunction of exhaust flue that may cause sub-optimal performance.