Category Archives: Thermostats

The Art of Heating and Cooling: How Thermostats Work

The Art of Heating and Cooling: How Thermostats Work

The thermostat is one of the smallest elements of your HVAC system, so it’s easy to assume it’s not a terribly important component. In fact, the thermostat is a key

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How to Adjust Your Thermostat for the End of Daylight Saving Time

How to Adjust Your Thermostat for the End of Daylight Saving Time

The end of daylight saving time is coming up quickly, which means you should take steps to make sure your home stays comfortably heated. Learn more about why you might

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Upgrade Your Home Comfort With a Wi-Fi Thermostat

Upgrade Your Home Comfort With a Wi-Fi Thermostat

Programmable thermostats have long been touted as a way to help homeowners save money. Typically, users program schedules that cut back on cooling or heating when it isn’t needed. But

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Cold Weather Resets for Programmable Thermostats

Cold Weather Resets for Programmable Thermostats

Used properly, a programmable thermostat can provide you with one more valuable tactic in your overall strategy to improve the efficiency of your home. Convincing your family to resist the

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How to Know if Your Home’s Thermostat Needs to Be Replaced

How to Know if Your Home's Thermostat Needs to Be Replaced

When your air conditioner, furnace or heat pump stops pumping out conditioned air unexpectedly, it’s understandable that you’d fear there may be a serious and expensive problem with your HVAC

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Thermostat Reading: Is It the Right Temperature?

Thermostat Reading: Is It the Right Temperature?

Many things affect the accuracy of a thermostat temperature reading. This, in turn, affects your home comfort and energy efficiency because your HVAC system will be receiving the wrong data.

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Should You Use the On or Auto Thermostat Setting?

Should You Use the On or Auto Thermostat Setting? | CCAC

The common thermostat is a relatively simple device. Even the modern programmable models, with all their bells and whistles, in most cases aren’t that hard to figure out. However, many

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The “Feels Like” Temperature: What it Means for Your Home

The "Feels Like" Temperature: What it Means for Your Home

The “feels like” temperature refers to how hot or cold a house feels to occupants versus the actual temperature displayed on a thermometer. Often, these are two very different figures.

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This is How a Wi-Fi Thermostat Can Benefit Your Home

This is How a Wi-Fi Thermostat Can Benefit Your Home

Once upon a time, thermostats were simple devices with a couple of switches that controlled the fan and temperature. Today, thermostats have evolved into sophisticated devices that offer a broad

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Program Your Home’s Thermostat for Savings

Program Your Home's Thermostat for Savings

If you use a programmable thermostat for your HVAC system, change its settings for winter use. If you have a central air conditioner that uses a gas furnace, lowering the

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