[Greenbuilding] Triac Thermostats

Corwyn corwyn at midcoast.com
Thu Dec 29 15:39:57 PST 2011


On 12/29/2011 5:19 PM, Richard Garbary wrote:
> John:
>
> OK, put in a switch to turn off your energy draw when the utility is
> strained. But when the switch is turned back on let the triac
> thermostats assist in the ramp up.  Triacs are a perfect match for
> resistance heating. They only put out what is necessary to match
> real-time heat loss without lagging or overshooting the thermostat's set
> point. A perfect balance. This means a more gradual and predictable
> ramp-up for the utilities with less overlap on the demand. And a more
> comfortable living space.

As we discussed, the triac is only as good as the thermostat, and once 
you have a good enough thermostat, the triac really doesn't add much.


Thank You Kindly,

Corwyn


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