Remote Thermostats – More than Just the “Coolness” Factor

February 15, 2018

“Smart home” apps allow you to change your thermostat when you aren’t home and turn it back up before you return. One of the newest crazes in the technology industry are remote apps that can alter the temperature of your home. “Smart home” apps allow you to change your thermostat when you aren’t home and turn it back up when you know that you are about to return. That means that it is a bit more convenient than a manual programming system, because it allows you to move the temperature up and down without ever having to touch the thermostat. “Smart” Thermostats Varying the temperature so that you aren’t heating and cooling a home that no one is occupying is a really smart idea – both for your monthly energy bill and to reduce wear and tear on your appliances. It’s not just about showing off your cool technology, remote thermostats are an excellent way to save on energy costs and to control your temperature when you aren’t home. Smart thermostats are ideal for someone who either isn’t around all day or who travels for work. If you get a full-home monitoring system, then you can not only control the...

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How to Make Sure Your Home is Always at the Perfect Temperature!

June 23, 2017

It seems like a simple thing, but many struggle to keep their homes at an ideal temperature. Do you have trouble ensuring that your home is always at the right temperature for you? Not too hot in summer, but not too chilly in winter? It seems like such a simple thing, but many of us really do struggle to make our homes comfortable. Ideally, the temperature should be such that you simply don’t think about it, it’s just at the right level. However, this can be hard to achieve, and even harder to achieve without spending a fortune on heating and cooling! We’ve taken some tips from St Louis HVAC experts and put them together to give you the ultimate guide to keeping your home at your ideal temperature all year round! Setting your Thermostat During the Day in Summer Many of us have our thermostats set at 74 degrees. If you do, try changing it to 78 degrees instead. By doing this, you can save a massive 12% on your cooling! If you still feel too warm, then run a ceiling fan. These are great because they are inexpensive to run, but they make your home feel around 4...

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Key Components of Your HVAC System & What They Do

September 15, 2015

A basic knowledge of how your HVAC system works is important for better operation and maintenance. A good HVAC system ensures the comfort of your family throughout the year. It is important for every home owner to know the components of their HVAC system, and what they do to keep you cool in the summer and warm in winters: Furnace: Your furnace is a key component of your HVAC system and very likely the largest. It occupies a lot of space and is usually placed in the basement, attic, cellar, or in a purpose-built closet. It supplies air that is distributed to different rooms in the home. It can use any of the four heat sources including combustion sources such as propane, natural gas, coal, oil, a heat pump, electric resistance, and solar energy. Thermostat: In simple terms, a thermostat is the user interface that gives homeowners control over the temperature in their home. It is usually placed on the most accessible wall of the house. There are different types of thermostats available in the market including manual, programmed, and WiFi enabled thermostats. When the temperature drops or rises too much the thermostat triggers the evaporator coil and condensing unit...

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Tips On How To Save Money With Your Digital Thermostat

November 19, 2013

In order to achieve maximum energy efficiency, you must first master the thermostat. You probably walk past it a hundred times a day without ever taking notice, at least until the temperature in your home is uncomfortable. This small, wall mounted appliance is in fact controlling the entire climate of your house. Usually by just the press of a button. In order to achieve maximum energy efficiency from your homes heating and cooling systems, you must first master the thermostat. If you ever have a question or need advice about how to program yours, call your HVAC company. The technician will be happy to show you how to get the best use out of this tiny money saver. How Your Thermostat Works With energy prices constantly on the rise, it may be a good idea to have a basic understanding of how your thermostat works. The look and functionality of household thermostats has changed dramatically over the years. They used to be fairly simple, utilizing mercury and two separate thermometers to control the temperature. Adjustments were made by sliding a small lever across a field of temperatures or turning a dial. Today thermostats are digital and can be programmed to...

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