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5 Reasons to Love Smart Thermostats

When smart thermostats were initially introduced to the marketplace a few years ago, they were considered something of a luxury -- almost an extravagance. Now, for many, being able to control the home's interior climate is something they can't imagine living without. Still not convinced? Here are five reasons to love smart thermostats. 1. Change [...]

By |2019-01-28T20:28:52+00:00February 14th, 2019|Thermostats|Comments Off on 5 Reasons to Love Smart Thermostats

Why Your Air Kicks On When Your System is Set to Heat

Your home can quickly become uncomfortably chilly if your HVAC is set to heat but there's cold air coming from the registers. There are a few reasons why this might happen: it may be an easily-fixed mix-up in your thermostat's HVAC settings, the need for some basic maintenance, or a potentially-serious electrical problem. By learning [...]

By |2018-10-15T14:33:10+00:00October 30th, 2018|Thermostats|Comments Off on Why Your Air Kicks On When Your System is Set to Heat

Where to Start When Equipping a Smart Home

Thanks to advances in technology that make smart homes possible, we can now make our day-to-day lives more convenient and comfortable, and save energy and money, too. Whether you're tech savvy or a relative beginner, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of smart devices on the market. To make equipping your home [...]

By |2018-10-15T14:32:49+00:00October 18th, 2018|Home Safety, HVAC System, Thermostats|Comments Off on Where to Start When Equipping a Smart Home

How to Choose the Right Type of Thermostat for Your Home

Thermostat options just aren’t what they used to be — they're better. The old manual thermostat, a low-tech device that incorporated springs and a mercury switch, was the sole standard for decades. Today, advances in technology along with the impetus for more precise temperature control, improved energy efficiency and enhanced convenience have produced an assortment [...]

By |2018-07-27T21:47:26+00:00August 28th, 2018|Thermostats|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Type of Thermostat for Your Home

How to Adjust Your Thermostat While School’s Out

During the school year if there's no one home on weekdays, you likely have your thermostat programmed for energy-saving temperature setbacks in the daytime. When the children are home over the summer break, though, you'll have to make changes to your usual HVAC schedule. Here are some factors to consider to help you maximize your [...]

By |2018-06-28T14:45:40+00:00July 19th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Energy Savings, Thermostats|Comments Off on How to Adjust Your Thermostat While School’s Out

What Homeowners Should Know About Refrigerant

The development of refrigerants safe for use in air conditioners during the 1920s paved the way for dependable home comfort. Today, refrigerant remains the lifeblood of any air conditioner or heat pump. Here are some fast facts to know about household refrigerant: The chemical has the rare property to convert from a frigid vapor that [...]

By |2018-08-06T18:55:36+00:00June 14th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Thermostats|Comments Off on What Homeowners Should Know About Refrigerant

5 Key Home Comfort Tips

Most homeowners face many challenges for keeping their homes comfortable -- air leaks, uneven airflow and more. If you like to save energy, it's even more difficult to maintain maximum home comfort without racking up high energy bills. If this sounds familiar, keep reading to learn important comfort tips that save energy, too. Seal Up [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:46+00:00February 8th, 2018|Air Conditioning, Air Filters, Home Safety, HVAC System, Indoor Air Quality, Insulation, Thermostats|Comments Off on 5 Key Home Comfort Tips

Give the Gift of Home Comfort This Holiday Season

It's often a challenge to come up with new ideas for gift giving at Christmas time. So many of our loved ones already have whatever they might want in the range of affordable gifts. And, we don't like to buy things they won't like or use. So online suggestions abound, from donations to charities in [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:47+00:00December 19th, 2017|HVAC System, Indoor Air Quality, Service & Maintenance, Thermostats|Comments Off on Give the Gift of Home Comfort This Holiday Season

Ways Sleeping Temperature Affects Your Health

There's really nothing like a good night's sleep and when we don't get it, we pay the price. Fortunately, new research is revealing some of the secrets of getting good sleep, and we can reap the benefits. One of the major revelations of recent years is how sleeping temperature affects how well we sleep — [...]

By |2018-03-16T19:41:47+00:00November 30th, 2017|Air Conditioning, HVAC System, Thermostats|Comments Off on Ways Sleeping Temperature Affects Your Health

Best Way to Transition Your HVAC with the Seasons

During the “in-between seasons” in eastern North Carolina, if you’re using a heat pump to both heat and cool your home, the process for controlling comfort can get complicated during days when it’s cold at night and warm in the daytime. One of these seasons, fall, is fast approaching. You’d think it would be easy [...]

By |2017-10-13T21:23:17+00:00September 26th, 2017|Thermostats|Comments Off on Best Way to Transition Your HVAC with the Seasons
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