Residential and commercial thermostats come in all shapes and sizes. These thermostats also have many different features and benefits. A question we sometimes get is “which thermostat can be used in high temperature applications or hot temperatures”. Two things must be considered for high temperature applications: Control range (or setpoint range) and operating ambient temperature range.
The control range or setpoint range is the range that you can adjust the thermostat to hold a certain temperature. Depending on the manufacturer (such as Honeywell, White-Rodgers, or Jackson Systems) and the type of thermostat, these ranges might be anywhere from 45°F to 99°F, 40°F to 90°F , or in the case of Jackson Systems’ T-32-P™, 41°F to 122°F.
The operating ambient temperature range is the range of temperature that the thermostat can be physically located in. Depending on the manufacturer (such as Braeburn, Aprilaire, or Jackson Systems) and the type of thermostat, these ranges might be anywhere from 32°F to 105°F, 0°F to 120°F, or in the case of Jackson Systems’ T-32-P™, 32°F to 122°F.
Jackson Systems’ T-32-P™ has one of the highest temperatures in the control range when dealing with residential and commercial thermostats. The T-32-P™ thermostat is ideal for jobs that require a heating setpoint greater than 100°F. With a heating setpoint up to 122°F, (which is one of the highest in the industry) the T-32-P™ is a fantastic thermostat for high temperature applications.