What springs to mind when you hear of ATM? My guess is:
Automated Teller Machine, Money, convenience… at least that is what comes to my mind.
Ever heard of an ATM that has nothing to do with dispensing money but has everything to do with putting more money in your wallet?
Heat conduction mainly occurs through conduction, radiation, and convection. In ideal situations, these methods bring about equilibrium. But we do not live in the ideal world hence many are the times we have had to bear the discomfort of extreme temperatures.
There are varied ways for keeping rooms cool; talk of proper insulation, energy-efficient windows and doors, shading and ventilation. Controlling room temperature is however synonymous with air conditioning, fans, heaters etc. These technologies are all good since they give us the desired convenience and comfort. The opportunity cost is certainly more energy usage and a higher electricity bill. The ATM – Automated Temperature Money saver is one of the innovations that can help one save money on heating and cooling bills. The programmable thermostat, can be used to adjust the times you turn on the heating or air-conditioning according to a pre-set schedule.
A programmable thermostat is one more way to reduce heating and cooling energy usage and the fact that it is programmable, it automatically means one does not need to think about it at all. The programmable thermostat is like an automated money saver mounted to a wall helping you save money without sacrificing your comfort.