Thermostats

How the Smart Home Can Work for You While on Vacation

Smart Thermostat Installation in San Jose

Smart homes have been around for 20 years, but recent developments in technology have greatly improved them. Remote devices now control more than lights and thermostats. Now it’s easy to watch and control smart devices on your smartphone or tablet. That means you’re in charge even when you’re away from the house — which comes

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Easy Ways to Heat Your Home

Easy Ways to Heat Your Home

Heating is expensive.  According to the Energy Information Administration, up until 2009 more than 50% of energy was used in home heating.  While this number continues to decrease thanks to more energy-efficient heating systems, the vast amounts of fuel used to power furnaces, radiators, water heaters, and boilers is still substantial.  Running a heater throughout

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

Prepping Your Home Before Leaving for Vacation

  The vacation you have been planning for 2 months is right around the corner and you can’t wait to leave. While your excitement is understandable, you don’t want to come back to a robbed or a damaged house. Preparing your house for your upcoming vacation is as important as checking your tickets before stepping

Continue reading