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Vacation Prep: The Ideal Thermostat Temperature for While You're Away

Posted by Keith Hill on Mar 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It's the middle of winter and you're ready to go on vacation. You pack your swimsuit, check your flight info, and get ready to turn down the thermostat. After all, you don't want to waste money or energy warming up a house that won't have anybody in it. But how low is too low? And will you really save that much money? Or does it take just as much energy as you saved to warm your house back up after turning it down?

Here's what we know:

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Topics: Heating, Thermostats, temperature differencial

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

Thermostat Troubleshooting Issues? Here Are Some Quick and Easy Pointers

Posted by Gregg on Feb 7, 2017 9:41:42 AM

If you’re having trouble regulating your HVAC system and you think your thermostat may be the issue, we’ve got a few suggestions for troubleshooting and correcting the problem. Just ask yourself these five questions to troubleshoot the most common faults with thermostats. If all else fails, there are some other steps you can take to troubleshoot your furnace itself.

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Topics: Thermostats