Thermostats

Signs That It’s to Replace Your Thermostat

Signs That It's to Replace Your ThermostatThermostats for your HVAC system can last for years, accurately communicating to your heating and cooling when it’s time to turn on or off. That said, whenever something goes wrong with the HVAC system, the thermostat is one of the parts that should be checked out first. Fortunately, thermostat replacement is usually relatively inexpensive.

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Is Your Thermostat Reading the Right Temperature?

Is Your Thermostat Reading the Right Temperature? | Team Bob'sA malfunctioning thermostat not only decreases your home comfort, it can increase your HVAC system energy consumption and even put damaging wear on the components that eventually causes a breakdown or component failure. If your thermostat temperature reading is off, these tips may help you get it working properly again.

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On or Auto: Which is the Better Thermostat Setting for Your Traverse City Home?

On or Auto: Which is the Better Thermostat Setting for Your Traverse City Home?One advantage of today’s HVAC systems is that they’re mostly “set and forget.” Once you have the right thermostat setting for the season you are in, the system does all the work of turning things on and off as needed.

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Do You Know What the “Feels Like” Temperature is?

Do You Know What the "Feels Like" Temperature is?Your thermostat tells you what the air temperature is, but what your body feels could be something quite different. The “feels like” temperature, also known as the apparent temperature, is influenced by humidity and airflow. Your home’s comfort depends on these factors in addition to air temperature.

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Save Energy: Tips for Your Programmable Thermostat

Save Energy: Tips for Your Programmable ThermostatCold weather has officially moved in, and if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to program your thermostat for winter energy savings. A programmable thermostat, if used properly and consistently, can bring significant savings on annual energy bills. But how does one go about using a programmable thermostat properly and consistently?

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How to Use Your Programmable Thermostat Properly

How to Use Your Programmable Thermostat ProperlyIf you have a programmable thermostat and you’re not using it to its full potential, you may be leaving energy savings on the table. Programmable thermostats offer a convenient way to save energy and enjoy your preferred temperatures with automatic temperature changeover. Consider these tips for using your thermostat wisely.

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Replacing Thermostat Batteries Can Be Simple, If You Know What You’re Doing

Replacing Thermostat Batteries Can Be Simple, If You Know What You're DoingIf the screen of your thermostat has gone blank and your heating and cooling system doesn’t seem to be working properly, it could be a simple case of needing to change the batteries. Many people don’t realize their thermostat even uses batteries until they encounter a problem with it not working properly. Some assume there is a bigger issue and call a technician to diagnose their system, wasting precious time and money on a problem that can easily be resolved. By changing your thermostat batteries once every year, you can prevent this from occurring.

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Programmable Thermostat: Use It Right and It Can Enhance Your Heating Efforts

Programmable Thermostat: Use It Right and It Can Enhance Your Heating EffortsAutumn is fast approaching, and many homeowners in Northwest Michigan are beginning to prepare for winter and the heating season by making improvements to lower their energy consumption and keep their houses cozy and warm. One of the easiest ways to lower your heating and cooling bills in to invest in a programmable thermostat.

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Exchange That Manual Thermostat for a Programmable Model: Here’s Why

Exchange That Manual Thermostat for a Programmable Model: Here's WhyIf you often find yourself checking your manual thermostat to adjust the indoor temperature and create a comfortable home environment, switching to a programmable model might be perfect for your needs. Apart from boosting your comfort by offering total temperature control and numerous handy features, a programmable thermostat also helps you save on heating expenses during winter. Here are the top reasons why you should exchange that manual thermostat for a programmable one:

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When the Programmable Thermostat Acts Up, Know What to Do

When the Programmable Thermostat Acts Up, Know What to DoProgrammable thermostats can save homeowners a lot of money and hassle, especially in a climate like Grand Traverse County’s. But like any appliance, they can malfunction. When that happens, knowing how to troubleshoot your programmable thermostat can be a big help – not every problem requires a visit from the HVAC guy.

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