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The Do's and Don'ts of Thermostat Placement for Your Home

Posted by Keith Hill on Feb 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Your thermostat is a key component of your heating and cooling system. Without it, your furnace wouldn’t know when to heat your home or your air conditioner to cool it.

Your thermostat reads the air temperature in the surrounding area and compares it to the target temperature you’ve set for your home. When those don’t match, the thermostat sends a signal to your furnace or AC to adjust the temperature accordingly.

Getting an accurate reading is critical to keeping your home at the comfort level you need and where you place your thermostat determines how accurate that reading is. Here are some tips for where to and not to place your home’s thermostat for best performance and comfort.

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Topics: Thermostats

Smart Vents vs. Zone Heating: What's the Difference?

Posted by Keith Hill on Feb 14, 2018 10:00:00 AM

With all the modern options available for your heating and cooling system, it can be a challenge to keep them all straight. A common question from homeowners is "What is the difference between using smart vents and zone heating and cooling?" Both are options to optimize the efficiency of your HVAC system and provide optimal comfort for you and your family. But they do so in different ways and have different advantages and disadvantages. This article will help you determine which one may be right for your home.

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4 Common Furnace Problems and What They'll Cost to Repair

Posted by Keith Hill on Feb 7, 2018 9:15:42 AM

Maintaining home appliances is an inevitable part of every homeowner’s life. And nowhere is that more important than keeping your heating and cooling system in good repair. Of course, there will come a day when something will need replacement or repair. To stay ahead of the game, here are some of the more common problems you’re likely to encounter—and some tips on what you can do to troubleshoot or prevent problems before they start.

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Should I Be Closing Vents to Warm Up Other Rooms in My House?

Posted by Keith Hill on Jan 31, 2018 10:45:00 AM

The upstairs is too warm, the downstairs is too cool, and the basement is flat-out cold! Sometimes it can feel like a constant effort to keep home temperatures balanced. That’s when homeowners think that closing vents to redirect airflow can help. But that’s not really a good idea. Here’s why.

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Topics: Heating, Zone Heating and Cooling