Is a wire-wound variable resistor that is placed near the bimetal element of a thermostat to provide extra sources of heat to help prevent the thermostat from allowing the system to overheat the room. Connected in series with the R-W circuit. Causes the spiral bi-metal element to open before room set-point is reached.
A device that anticipates the need for cutting off the heating system prematurely so the fan can cool the furnace.
a small resistor integrated into the bi-metal coil
A component of a mechanical thermostat that shuts off the furnace or boiler just before the set temperature is reached to prevent overheating.
A device that anticipates the need for cutting off the heating system prematurely so the system doesn't overshoot the set point temperature.