Thermostats to help regulate the temperature inside residential homes go back as far as Ancient Greece and the technology behind them has certainly come a long way since. But what about their appearance? While we are all grateful for the aid of in-home thermostats, allowing us to keep our homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter, many of us would rather do away with the traditional design.
In 1953, we saw the invention of the round dial thermostat. They were easy to use with simple technology. Many of these thermostats are still working today which is a testament to how they were designed, but aesthetics is not for what they are famous. During the 1980s and 90s, thermostat design saw great improvements. Digital options allowed programing for not only temperature control, but also time of day. These options also provided a much-needed improvement for home décor since many could blend in with the wall’s color, as long as your walls were painted off-white, that is.
Today, thermostat requirements are not only about the shape or color but also the technology. The smart thermostat options now available have large, responsive touchscreens that make them easy to use. You can choose to show off your new high-tech upgrade or you could have it placed inconspicuously and then control your home’s interior temperature with either a Wi-Fi enabled device or voice control. Any of these options definitely give a boost to home décor where previous thermostat designs could not.