Thermostats

4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Home

4 New Year’s Resolutions for the Home

The beginning of February is the time when you begin to reevaluate your new year’s resolutions. What were they again? While you may have made promises to yourself that this year will be different, you’re probably beginning to feel guilty that your life hasn’t changed much and you have the same old habits as last year. Well,

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Spring Forward with Safety and Savings

Spring Forward with Safety and Savings

As the seasons shift and the weather warms, we all look forward to more time spent outdoors and new beginnings. Spring is a transitional time for people, nature, and your home. Daylight Saving Time (2:00 AM on Sunday, March 11) tells you to change the clocks, but it’s also the perfect reminder to check and change some

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How to Clean an Electromechanical Thermostat

How to Dust Clean Electromechanical Thermostat

The thermostat is a device familiar to every homeowner. And when it stops working, everyone in the household notices. If the heating or cooling suddenly turns off, one of the first things you should check is the thermostat. First, make sure it is set to “heat” if you want warm air and “cool” if you

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10 Reasons to Use the Nest Learning Thermostat

10 Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostat

No more thinking about how to program your thermostat. Nest self-learning thermostats make it easy to save money and energy on heating and cooling costs by learning and adapting to your schedule automatically. It also shows you how energy is used in your home and sends cute cues to save even more. Most people aren’t

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Why You Should Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

Why you Should Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

We hear a lot about interconnected homes, smart devices, and microcomputers connected to the internet of things.  You might even be tired of hearing about how interconnected and network-dependent our lives are becoming.  The good news is, not every smart thermostat has to be connected to the internet.  There’s more than one kind of smart

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A Short Guide to Zoned Air Systems

A Short Guide to Zoned Air Systems

We all spend a lot of money keeping our homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  For many of us, this means paying to heat every room in the home at the same time.  Even when we’re sleeping our homes work to keep the entire building comfortable.  While switching to a smart

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How Humidity Affects the Temperature

How Humidity Affects the Temperature

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” We’ve all probably heard that statement at one time or another.  If not, then the variant “At least it’s a dry heat” has probably been offered.  You might be unaware of this, but humidity plays an important role in how temperature “feels.”  Much like wind-chill, humidity can make

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Winter Programmable Thermostat Schedule for Maximum Savings

winter programmable thermostat setting

About one-third of U.S. homes have a programmable thermostat (according to a recent study). Unfortunately, most people don’t know how to use them properly. Most still rely on manual thermostats or manual operation of their programmable ones. What Is a Programmable Thermostat? A programmable thermostat allows you to pre-set the comfort conditions you need throughout

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