Their general operations is such that when the temperature by the probe reaches a particular temperature set as the upper limit, the thermostat cuts-in and the compressor is turned on providing cold air.
And when the temperature by the probe reaches the lower temperature set point, the thermostat cuts-out and turns off the compressor.
What materials are used in within an analog or mechanical cut-in, cut-out thermostat? Likewise, how is the internal circuit designed such that one probe feeds both cut circuits and what control is put in place for the cut-out to override the cut-in signal?
To help scope this question: based upon the materials used in an analog cut-in, cut-out thermostat, would it be reasonable to attempt to test and adjust the set points of a thermostat by using jars of water at known temperatures and measuring the output off of the relay within the thermostat?