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Thermostat Not Holding Schedule? Here's WhyThe 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 you'll probably just need to adjust your existing one rather than getting a new one. Here are the possible reasons behind your device getting off schedule, along with the steps you should take before calling a professional.

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Wi-Fi Thermostat: Upgrade Indoor Home ComfortYour 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. By upgrading to a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can gain more control of your home’s climate and reap other benefits as well. Here’s how these thermostats work and how they can improve your comfort.

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The Difference Between the "Feels Like" Temperature and What Your Thermostat is SayingWhen 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 is often due to humidity, or the amount of moisture in the indoor air. Here's a look at why this inconsistency happens, along with some suggestions on to make your home more comfortable.

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Wi-Fi Thermostat: Understanding What it Can Do for YouAre 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 save money on heating and cooling, while benefiting from advanced features such as energy reports and air filter change alerts. Learn how a Wi-Fi thermostat can deliver valuable benefits to your household.

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Save Money this Fall by Lowering Your Water Heater TemperatureWhen 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 the simplest ways to reduce your water heating bill is lowering the water heater temperature. Here's how: 

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Your Questions Answered About Setting Your Thermostat FanIf your home's thermostat is like those in most homes, the fan setting is probably on "auto," which seems to be the default in most systems. But that begs the question, what does the "on" setting mean? This isn't an idle question since setting your thermostat fan one way or the other can make a big difference in energy bills and home comfort.

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Use Your Programmable Thermostat Correctly to Get the Most SavingsDoes your programmable thermostat baffle you? The controls can be confusing if you don't understand how to program them, or how to get  the most out of that programming. Programmable thermostats are designed to help you operate your HVAC system efficiently. Here's how that can happen in your home.

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What's the Best Thermostat Fan Setting, On or Auto?The thermostat fan, which controls the HVAC fan for both heating and air conditioning functions in your Fort Wayne area home, generally has two settings, "on" or "auto." In these modern times with the focus on having an HVAC system provide total comfort as efficiently as possible, questions can arise about the best thermostat fan setting. Here are a few tips to consider that may help you decide which setting is right:

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Heat More Efficiently When You Use a Programmable ThermostatYou may be throwing money away every month by not using your programmable thermostat correctly. Taking some time to set the programming will reduce your energy costs. Familiarize yourself with the thermostat so you can take full advantage of all the options available. Many modern programmable thermostats have added features, such as a low-battery indicator, backlit display, and more. Several of the latest models have wireless control, You can adjust settings from a smartphone or other communications device from anywhere.

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Mercury-Filled Thermostats -- Time to Retire Old TechnologyRemember the "good old days": lead paint covering children's toys, DDT in our pesticides, family vehicles without child safety seats, and mercury-filled thermostats. Increased research and advances in technology have revealed the dangers behind the use of all these once-accepted items. Change can be slow in coming. Mercury-filled thermostats may have served their purpose at one time, but it's definitely time for them to go.

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Troubleshooting Tips for a Malfunctioning Programmable ThermostatSummer is poised to take over in Indiana before you know it, with hot temperatures and high humidity for days and weeks at a time. If you haven't already done it, now's a good time to check your air conditioning system to make sure it's working properly. If you're not getting the air conditioning performance you would like, the problem may be in your programmable thermostat. Fortunately, troubleshooting a programmable thermostat is a fairly easy process.

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WiFi Thermostats Make the Most of New Remote TechnologyWhen it comes to heating and cooling a home, proper efficiency and comfort are two major goals. One easy but effective upgrade that you can install to improve both of these factors in your home is a thermostat with WiFi connectivity, otherwise known as a WiFi thermostat.

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Programming Your Heat Pump's Thermostat: It's DifferentIn homes heated by a furnace, setting the temperature back at night ensures energy savings. That’s not necessarily the case with a heat pump, however. In order to avoid turning on the backup electric resistance heat during the recovery period (when the unit is working to get back to your comfort temperature), the heat pump's thermostat needs to work in a special way.

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