thermostat

November 6, 2014

Set Your Thermostat Fan to Either On or Auto — Which is Best?

Most thermostats contain the ability to control the speed of the fan, or at least set it to run on either on, or auto mode. Most thermostats only have an on or auto setting. So, what do the “on” and “auto” settings for the thermostat fans do exactly? The “On” Setting The “on” setting will keep the thermostat fan running all day, every day, whether the rest of the HVAC system is active or not. With the fan running all […]
February 12, 2015

Maintenance 101: Have a Pro Inspect Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system is one of the most costly investments and sources of energy consumption in your home. Yet, neglected and dirty HVAC systems are the primary reason for service calls and system failures. Bring in a pro to inspect your ductwork system this season, and enjoy lower energy bills and greater comfort all year-round. Thermostat Controls Your HVAC pro will test your thermostat in all modes. With your system running, your technician will listen for unusual noises caused by rattling ducts or grinding blower bearings. Popping and […]
March 3, 2015

It’s Time to Debunk These Common Home Energy Myths

A lot of people like to take advice from their friends and family. Unfortunately, not all advice is sage advice. There are a number of common home energy myths out there that are leading homeowners in the wrong direction. Here are four of the most common home energy myths out there and the reality behind them: A new, more efficient HVAC system will drastically reduce heating and cooling costs. You’ll see your heating and cooling costs go down, but not to […]
April 2, 2015

Enhance Your Home’s Cooling Efficiency By Changing Ceiling Fan Direction

You’ve probably heard the term wind chill in reference to winter weather, but did you know you can use this wind chill factor to your advantage during the summer? Adjusting your ceiling fan direction seasonally will make your home feel warmer or cooler, depending on your preference, while reducing your need for conditioned air. Adjusting Ceiling Fan Direction If you’ve never adjusted your ceiling fan direction, you may be unaware of this common feature. Most fans have a small switch on the […]