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Spring Forward with Safety and Savings

Spring Forward with Safety and Savings

As the seasons shift and the weather warms, we all look forward to more time spent outdoors and new beginnings. Spring is a transitional time for people, nature, and your home. Daylight Saving Time (2:00 AM on Sunday, March 11) tells you to change the clocks, but it’s also the perfect reminder to check and change some

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How to Clean an Electromechanical Thermostat

How to Dust Clean Electromechanical Thermostat

The thermostat is a device familiar to every homeowner. And when it stops working, everyone in the household notices. If the heating or cooling suddenly turns off, one of the first things you should check is the thermostat. First, make sure it is set to “heat” if you want warm air and “cool” if you

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Furnace Troubleshooting | Common Problems & Easy Solutions

Furnace Troubleshooting - Common Furnace Problems and Solutions

A furnace is crucial for comfort and survival in cold winter weather. Without it, we would still be huddling around wood fires to stay warm. Unfortunately, furnaces need regular professional tune-ups and homeowner upkeep to run strongly and efficiently. Even with proper maintenance, however, furnaces can break down and develop problems that impede regular functioning.

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Why Is One Room Either Too Hot or Too Cold?

It’s important to be able to regulate the comfort of your home. One phenomenon that compromises comfort for many homeowners is known as hot and cold spots. No, your home is not being haunted. Temperature imbalances, however, can indicate a problem with your HVAC or duct system. If there is a room in your home that

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10 Reasons to Use the Nest Learning Thermostat

10 Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostat

No more thinking about how to program your thermostat. Nest self-learning thermostats make it easy to save money and energy on heating and cooling costs by learning and adapting to your schedule automatically. It also shows you how energy is used in your home and sends cute cues to save even more. Most people aren’t

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How to Prepare HVAC & Home for Summer Vacation

How to Prepare HVAC & Home for Summer Vacation

July is the most popular month for summer vacations. If you are planning on traveling this summer, don’t forget the important things, such as turning off lights, locking doors, and preparing your HVAC system for your absence. Change the Thermostat Temperature It may sound obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people forget to raise

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5 Home Heating Mistakes | How NOT to Heat Your Home

HVAC heating/cooling vent register on wall

Heating your home is your largest energy expense, “making up about 42% of your utility bill” (U.S. Dept. of Energy). Unfortunately, the same heating mistakes get made over and over again. While there are many things you can do to restore heat and improve the energy efficiency of your heating system, there are also a

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How to Choose the Right Thermostat for Your Home

A Thermostat is one of those things you don’t keep on your mind until it stops working properly. It is very important because it enables you to control the temperature inside your house. Having the wrong or a faulty thermostat can mean spending much more on heating than is necessary. It is therefore important that

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