July 19, 2021

What Do Different Thermostat Modes/Settings Mean?

Having the luxury of a centralized air conditioning system can ensure that your family stays nice and cool during the hot summer months. However, it’s essential to take some time and fully understand what all of these settings on your thermostat mean. This will allow you to set it in an optimal manner for both your family’s comfort and your energy savings. Temperature Probably the most crucial setting on your entire thermostat is the temperature setting. This setting allows you to pick the exact temperature you want your house to be at any given time throughout the day. Most experts...

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January 21, 2021

How can I save money on energy bills in the winter?

The cost of heating your home in the winter is a large expense, so you may be looking for ways to save some money. Here are the top eight tips that the experts at give to homeowners in Harrisburg and the Greater Charlotte area. 1. Use Natural Light Using natural light is a great way to reduce energy use during wintertime. Even a small amount of indirect light can help raise the temperature in a room. If you prefer to keep your blinds closed during the day, you can open them when the natural light is brightest, such as in...

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September 19, 2020

Simple Steps to Ensure HVAC Efficiency

There are a lot of seemingly minor tasks and habits that work together to keep your HVAC system efficient. When you take good care of your HVAC system and follow tips on efficiency, you should never have a month of expensive heating or cooling costs unless something in the unit breaks. 1. Change the Air Filter Every Month Check the manufacturer’s guidelines on how often you need to change the air filter in your HVAC system. Never go more than that amount of time without changing the air filter. When it becomes too dirty, it decreases the HVAC system’s efficiency...

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July 14, 2020

How to Connect your New Thermostat to your AC

A thermostat allows you to control your home’s heating and cooling system. Installing a programmable or smart thermostat is easier than ever, but there are several steps to it. Here’s how to set up your new thermostat. Locate the Common Wire To get the most out of your new thermostat, you need to have a common wire, aka c-wire. This wire supplies constant power to your thermostat. Without one, you won’t have access to all the great features of your new thermostat. To find this wire, turn off your thermostat. You should then turn off the furnace and air conditioning...

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April 15, 2020

Energy Saving HVAC Tips For Earth Day

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is the biggest consumer of energy in your home. According to Energy Star, heating and cooling accounts to up to 50% of your energy bills. With Earth Day looming on the horizon, saving energy should be a priority for you. Here are some helpful energy-saving HVAC tips in honor of Earth Day. Change Your Air Filters Regularly You really shouldn’t wait for Earth Day to institute this home HVAC system energy-saving strategy. This special occasion can serve as a reminder to help check on the milestones you have made so far in...

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February 10, 2020

How To Make My Home More Energy Efficient

There are multiple reasons to make your home more energy-efficient. You reduce your carbon footprint and thereby reduce your negative impact on the environment. You can also see significant savings on your energy bills. Here are a few ways to increase your energy efficiency. Insulate Your Attic Most homes don’t have enough insulation in their attics. Increasing the amount of insulation will prevent warm air from escaping through your roof. During the summer, your home won’t get hot air entering your interior spaces from a sweltering attic. You save money in the summer and winter by insulating this space. Replace...

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February 9, 2019

How to Save by Adding a Whole-Home Humidifier

A whole-home humidifier works alongside your heating system. Depending on the configuration, it may add moisture prior to, during, or after the air being heated. The heated and moisturized air is then distributed through your home via the ducts and return registers just as with a conventional system. Perhaps one of the best reasons to buy a whole-home humidifier is that it can lower your energy costs. A Humidifier Makes You Feel Warmer offers a wide range of heating services in Harrisburg and throughout the neighboring communities. When winter comes, we often advise our customers that turning up the thermostat...

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September 13, 2018

Smart Thermostats vs Programmable Thermostats: What You Need to Know

Is your home outfitted with an “old-school” dial thermostat? If so, then you, unfortunately, don’t have the ability to set heating and cooling schedules in your home, let alone control your air conditioner and furnace remotely. Upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat could help to improve energy efficiency, keep your home more comfortable year-round, and pay for itself over time in energy savings. Not sure whether a programmable or smart thermostat is right for you? There are a few things to consider. Programmable Thermostats A programmable thermostat is the next step up from your current dial thermostat; it has...

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June 1, 2015

Insulate Your Home for Comfort and Energy Savings

A lack of insulation is a major problem with today’s homes, often causing homeowners to lose heating and cooling energy. Insulation issues cause temperature and comfort control problems, as well as contribute to higher energy bills due to energy loss. Adding insulation to your home is a home improvement project that will pay for itself in increased energy savings. Where should insulation be added? The most common areas where homes are lacking insulation is in the attic, between walls, floors above unconditioned areas such as a garage or basement, and in crawlspaces and basements. Heating and cooling energy can escape...

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August 1, 2014

Programming Your Thermostat for Energy Efficiency

Thermostats used to come in one shape and one size. Today, the sizes are smaller, the technology smarter, and the programs easier. Honeywell has a new Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat that enables programming on the go. It features: Control from anywhere: computer, tablet, smartphone, in the house or across the country Color touchscreen: customizable to fit your mood, favorite color, house theme, etc. Flexible Programming: Different options for residential or businesses Auto Alerts: Extreme temperature alerts and filter change reminders are sent to your device, including an indoor humidity sensor The App: Honeywell’s app is highly rated and backed by their network...

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