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Mechanical or electrical device used to control a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, or other temperature reliant system.

A thermostat is a device used to control a larger system, based on temperatures. A thermostat typically acts like a temperature sensitive switch, either opening or closing based on the measured temperature.

One of the more common uses in the home, is to control an HVAC system.

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