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June 03, 2008
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Use in Literature Thermostats Thermostat heat regulator installed in living room is desirable. -Mrs W.B. Meloney in Better Homes in America (Plan Book for Demonstration Week October 9 to 14, 1922). The degree of frost in a conservatory can also be announced by means of the mercury 'thermostat,' already described, or some equivalent device. -John Munro in The Story Of Electricity. Nonfiction Usage Journalism Usage Celsius - News: August 12, 2004 -- Headline: Beijing Facing Severe Power Shortage. Excerpt: City authorities are asking residents to turn off air conditioners for at least one hour a day and to set their thermostats to 26 degrees Celsius or higher. Factories were urged to work at night, when demand for power is lower. China - News: July 9, 2004 -- Headline: China Slowly Coping with Energy Shortages. Author: Luis Ramirez. Excerpt: Since it could be three or four years before there is a new power supply, the government for now deals with the energy shortages by imposing rationing in cities. Shanghai, for instance, said this week it will turn off the neon lights of the famed Bund when temperatures rise above 35 degrees. In Beijing, luxury hotels are setting their thermostats one degree higher. Hubble Space Telescope - News: November 3, 2006 -- Headline: Our World -- 4 November 2006. Excerpt: JOHNSON: "For example, this weather sealant tape, it can be easily be used to insulate doors and windows. We could also install programmable thermostats like this one that save energy by automatically turning off heat and air conditioning when you are not home." News: February 3, 2005 -- Headline: Discarded Computers May Be Hazardous To Your Health. Author: Adam Phillips. Excerpt: While lead from computer waste is a key concern, materials from other electronic equipment also pose a threat. Mercury, a dangerous toxin, is found in thermostats, printed circuit boards, medical equipment and mobile phones. Most rechargeable batteries contain cadmium - a danger, says Professor Mathews, because "we think that it can lead to organ malfunction like lungs and kidneys, perhaps even prostate cancer." There have also been reports from Japan of bone calcification as a result of cadmium getting into rivers. This - News: January 28, 2005 -- Headline: Our World Transcript -- January 29, 2005. Excerpt: PHILLIPS: While the lead in computer waste is a key concern, waste from other electronic equipment is also a threat. Mercury, a dangerous toxin, is found in thermostats, printed circuit boards, medical equipment, and mobile phones. And Professor Mathews warns us about the cadmium found in most rechargeable batteries. United States - News: November 1, 2006 -- Headline: Local Communities Lead Way to New Energy Future. Author: Rosanne Skirble. Excerpt: Johnson dispenses other energy-saving advice. "We can easily use weather sealant tape to insulate doors and windows, and we could also install programmable thermostats that save energy by automatically turning off heat and air conditioning when you are not home." Governmental Usage Historical Economy in Hong Kong. This should increase demand for A/C parts used in water-cooled systems, such as pumps, motors, capacitors, controls and thermostats. Patent Usage Clip for attaching thermostats to pipes: Patented by James M. Krillenberger on January 9, 1993. Abstract: A one-piece clip for attaching thermostats to pipes has a peripheral wall that is circumferentially interrupted to define adjacent end portions that are reversely bent into cooperative hooks. The clip has a top portion attachable to a thermostat and an opposite bottom portion that is positionable on the opposite side of a pipe from the thermostat. The clip is resiliently deformable to move the hooks into interengaged relationship and the clip then holds the thermostat against the pipe. Engine cooling system with two thermostats: Patented by Gyu Han Hwang on October 3, 2002. Abstract: The present invention relates to an engine cooling system of an automobile, and more particularly, to an engine cooling system having two thermostats which can alleviate engine friction by delaying the flow of cooling water in the cylinder block and as a result can also improve cooling and heating efficiencies in the automobile as the resistance of water passage jacket throughout the engine decreases.