How to Use a Thermometer

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In this video, you will discover how to use and read a thermometer to monitor the temperature in your home.

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Correct use of a thermometer at home will help you to monitor your room temperature to better manage your heating system and reduce your heating bills. Find out how by watching this short tutorial!

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In this video, you will learn how to use a thermometer.

A thermometer is used to measure and display the room temperature in your home.

By knowing the room temperature in the rooms in your home, you'll be able to adjust your heating programme to your needs.

A good way of avoiding wasting energy!

The most common type of thermometer is the mercury thermometer.

The mercury in the glass tube is sensitive to heat.

When the temperature increases, the volume of the mercury expands, thus increasing the mercury level in the tube.

The markings written along the tube let you read the temperature.

You can also get electronic thermometers which are very accurate and which allow you to read the temperature easily via the screen.

The recommended temperature in a home is 19 degrees during the day and 16 degrees at night or if the home is empty during the day.

If you go out during the day, consider lowering the room temperature first, so as to reduce your energy consumption.

One thing to bear in mind is not to mount your thermometer on a cold exterior wall.

This could lead to inaccurate readings.

Ideally, place it in the centre of your home.

You can find a thermometer costing from around £2 in the shops.

Now you know how to use a thermometer.

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