Make the Smart Choice – Install a New Thermostat!

July 15, 2017

Summer is a good time to start making some changes that will increase the energy efficiency of your Ohio home. With a large portion of your energy budget going to heating and cooling, every little bit of savings helps. One of the easiest ways to do that is to install a programmable thermostat in your home. Programmable thermostats let you set the temperature according to your schedule. In this case, you can keep the house warmer during the day when you’re at work and cooler in the morning and evening when you’re home.  If you’re ready for the next step for your home, consider a smart thermostat installation. Smart thermostats are synced to an online account that allows you to access the system through a computer or your smartphone. You can still create a temperature schedule for regular everyday use, but this access allows you to make changes instantly. Say, for example, your child becomes sick at school. Before you leave the office you can override the temperature schedule ensuring the house is comfortable when you and your child arrive home. Unlike regular programmable thermostats, smart thermostats collect data on your energy use, which can help you make even more changes...

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My Thermostat Stopped Working – HELP!

August 20, 2016

A dysfunctional HVAC system can often cause a lot of discomfort in a home. Whether it’s an unbearable cold temperature or a sticky warm breeze, we rely on our heaters and air conditioners to keep our indoors as comfortable as possible. But there are times when these appliances don’t deliver the kind of satisfaction we are looking for. Often the cause behind this is a faulty thermostat. Troubleshoot Your Thermostat Here are some easy to follow steps to help you troubleshoot your home thermostat: Change the thermostat batteries. There are a number of different thermostats available in the market, so before you go ahead and wrench out the panel in your wall, make sure you know where the batteries are located. Modern thermostats or “smart thermostats” don’t come installed with batteries, so you might need to call in an expert. However, most systems still run off of batteries. A simple replacement of the worn out cells can have your home feeling as snug and cozy as ever. Thoroughly clean thermostat. As with most electrical appliances, dust and dirt can collect in the interior, causing them to display inaccurate readings. Using a soft dry brush or cloth, it is important to...

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