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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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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October 20, 2019

Putting Your Thermostat to Work This Fall

The thermostat plays a critical role in the operation of your HVAC system. It sets everything into motion and helps you to regulate the heating and cooling in your home. If you’re still using an older thermostat, upgrading may be a good choice to give you even more control. Smart thermostats utilize Wi-Fi and connect to your mobile phone, so you’ll be able to adjust the temperature or turn it off or on even when you’re away from home. is happy to provide you with some advice to help you get the most out of your thermostat this fall. Keeping...

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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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October 8, 2013

Get the Performance Edge with a Carrier Programmable Thermostat

One of the simplest ways to save energy on your conditioning bills if you have a Carrier Performance or Comfort system is with a Carrier programmable thermostat. It’s intuitive, easy to use and manages more than your indoor temperature. Having such a thermostat cuts your energy bills by automatically changing the temperature settings indoors without having to remember yourself or relying on family members to make the changes. This thermostat’s features include: Easy to read illuminated display that shows the time, as well as indoor and outdoor temperatures. Simple prompts to follow for programming. Automatically switches from cooling to heating....

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April 19, 2013

How does a Programmable Thermostat Work?

A programmable thermostat precisely controls the two systems in your home that use the most energy, your heating system and air conditioner. A programmable thermostat, when properly configured, can save money and energy when heating and cooling your home. Modern digital thermostats offer a variety of extra features, such as voice command activation and access via a smartphone or other Internet-connected device. However, a basic, no-frills programmable digital thermostat generally costs $50 or under at your local home improvement store. With this small investment, you can save energy during both the heating and cooling seasons, saving you money as well....

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April 19, 2013

Saving Energy at Home with a Programmable Thermostat

If you never wasted AC when you’re out of the house or sleeping, then you’d save the most money on your electric bill. There’s just one problem; you have to physically be present to monitor your temperature settings. A programmable thermostat eliminates this problem and allows you to enjoy the maximum savings on your energy bill without turning into the air conditioning police. Difference between Programmable and Traditional Thermostats A thermostat is like the brain of your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system. Traditional thermostats had to be dialed to a set temperature. Whenever you wanted to change the...

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