Category Archives: Thermostats

Best Thermostat Settings for Fall Getaways

Best Thermostat Settings for Fall Getaways

Fall can be a fickle season to leave home when the usual cold front is quickly followed by a warm-up that lasts for several days or longer. Picking the best

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Thermostat Not Holding Schedule? Here’s Why

Thermostat Not Holding Schedule? Here's Why

The thermostat is the HVAC system’s command center. If your home has heating and cooling problems, a malfunctioning thermostat is a likely culprit. Fortunately, most thermostat problems aren’t major, so

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Wi-Fi Thermostat: Upgrade Indoor Home Comfort

Wi-Fi Thermostat: Upgrade Indoor Home Comfort

Your home’s thermostat can be considered the brain of your heating and cooling system. It receives information from you and the environment and directs the performance of the HVAC unit.

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Resetting the Programmable Thermostat for Colder Weather

Resetting the Programmable Thermostat for Colder Weather

Of all the tasks you need to do to get your home ready for Fort Wayne’s cold winter, resetting the programmable thermostat is one of the most important. Done right,

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Is it Time to Replace Your Thermostat?

Is it Time to Replace Your Thermostat?

Thermostat replacement isn’t something you’ll be confronted with very often. When it’s necessary, however, it’s critical to sustaining household comfort and keeping monthly heating and cooling costs affordable. Thermostat malfunctions

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Temperature Reading: Is Your Thermostat Right?

Temperature Reading: Is Your Thermostat Right?

Although you probably don’t think about it much, you depend on your thermostat for a lot: you expect it to read the temperature in your house, turn your HVAC system

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On or Auto: Which is the Better Thermostat Setting for Your New Haven Home?

On or Auto: Which is the Better Thermostat Setting for Your New Haven Home? | Hartman Brothers

Are you using your thermostat setting options to your best advantage? While most of the settings are pretty easy to figure out, many homeowners get confused about one specific choice:

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The Difference Between the “Feels Like” Temperature and What Your Thermostat is Saying

The Difference Between the "Feels Like" Temperature and What Your Thermostat is Saying

When the number on your thermostat display doesn’t match up to the “feels like” temperature inside your home, it’s frustrating and worrisome. A difference between the actual and displayed temperature

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Wi-Fi Thermostat: Understanding What it Can Do for You

Wi-Fi Thermostat: Understanding What it Can Do for You

Are you still regulating temperatures in your home with a first-generation programmable thermostat, or heaven forbid, an old manual model? If so, consider upgrading to a modern Wi-Fi thermostat. You’ll

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Save Money this Fall by Lowering Your Water Heater Temperature

Save Money this Fall by Lowering Your Water Heater Temperature

When you consider that water heating accounts for as much as 20 percent of energy usage in the average home, it can really pay to improve water heater efficiency. One of

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