Recent Thermostat Types Articles

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How to Save Money on Home Heating This Winter

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 03, 2015

When the weather turns nippy outdoors, it's nice to feel warm and cozy inside your home. Trouble is, you probably won't enjoy that cozy feeling so much if you're busy worrying about...

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Program Your Thermostat to Save Money on HVAC

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 14, 2015

Did you know that heating and cooling your home are responsible for up to half of your energy consumption? What's more, if you're not careful, it's easy to waste a lot of that delightfully...

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If You Make Only One (More) Green Change

Posted by Laura Firszt | Dec 08, 2014

Recycling, composting, saving water, buying less, reusing more ... you could well feel that you are already working hard to save the planet. It might be difficult for you to think of...

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Want to Prevent Frozen Pipes? Here's How.

Posted by Laura Firszt | Nov 16, 2014

When outdoor temperatures drop and cold winds blow, your water pipes are in danger. Inclement conditions can cause them to freeze. Or rather, the water inside will freeze, expanding...

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Cut A/C Costs with a Programmable Thermostat

Posted by Carl Seville | Jun 25, 2012

The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), commonly referred to as "the energy code", requires at least one clock setback thermostat be installed in a new home. Setback...

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Is Nest Right for You?

Posted by Philip Schmidt | Dec 15, 2011

Nest is the world's first “learning” thermostat. Here's how it works: You install it just like a regular model, then set it manually for the first week, turning the temperature...

How to Get the Most from a Programmable Thermostat

Posted by Steve Graham | Oct 10, 2010

Programmable thermostats can be set to automatically adjust the temperature at different times of day. The idea is to maintain comfort while reducing energy usage. For example, you...

Compare Thermostat Types

Posted by Steve Graham | Jan 24, 2010

A new thermostat can help you use your air conditioner and furnace more efficiently and can even automatically change the temperature at predetermined times. We recommend a digital,...