Tag Archives: thermostat

Saving on Heating Costs in the New Year

Posted on: August 7, 2019

A lot of homeowners think of a high heating bill as something they just have to tolerate. Even DIYers and bargain hunters view heating as the one area where high cost is inevitable. It’s understandable; what if you mess with your heating settings and then your furnace freaks out or your house won’t get warm? […]

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Getting to Know Your Thermostat

Posted on: August 7, 2019

Your thermostat doesn’t have to be a stranger. In fact, let us introduce you. Introductions usually start with a name, so… the word “thermostat” is a combination of two Greek words. “Thermo,” which means “heat,” and “statos,” which translates to “standing,” “stationary,” or “static.” Thermostat basically means “keeps heat the same.” Thermostats connect to your HVAC […]

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How NOT to Use Your Heater

Posted on: August 7, 2019

When it comes to winter in Minnesota, the name of the game is heating. And yes, as natives know, February is still very much winter in Minnesota. For the next month or two (or three…), your quality of life will be determined largely by your heating. Knowing how to best utilize your heater this winter could […]

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7 HVAC New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on: August 6, 2019

It’s a new year! That means you have a blank slate for the twelve months ahead that you can do whatever you want with. If your goal is to lose weight, go for it. You want to finally book that dream trip to Tokyo? now’s as good a time as any! If you want to […]

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Energy Efficiency: Top 5 Myths

Posted on: August 6, 2019

Everyone from your great aunt to the evening news will try to give you tips on home energy efficiency. But it’s important to be aware that some of those tips, thanks to advances in technology and research may actually not be useful any longer. In fact, some of the tips that people have used for […]

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4 Creative Ways to Hide Your Thermostat

Posted on: August 6, 2019

Your home décor is nearly perfect — until you glance at the eyesore hanging on your living room wall. Your thermostat is an essential element in your home, but you’d much rather choose a stylish decoration instead of the dull-looking box. You can’t get rid of it, so you might as well embrace it — […]

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3 Benefits of Installing a Programmable Thermostat

Posted on: August 6, 2019

Through cold, brisk winters and the warm days of the summer, your thermostat is calling the shots inside your home. Despite its ability to keep you comfortable, your thermostat could also be costing you more than it should. In fact, you could save nearly 10 percent on your yearly energy bill by turning down your […]

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