Can a smart thermostat save me money?

April 11, 2022

3 Ways Smart Thermostats Can Help You Save Money Smart thermostats are an awesome way to save money on your heating and cooling bills. They help keep your home’s temperature at a consistent and constant level. Plus, smart thermostats typically have features such as automation that can sync with your other smart devices, so you don’t waste energy on unnecessary activities. Here are a few ways to save money by installing a smart thermostat. 1. Save Energy Unlike previous thermostats, smart thermostats get smarter every time they interact with your devices. They

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Preparing Your HVAC Unit for the Spring

March 15, 2022

Taking care of your HVAC unit in the spring is an important part of home maintenance. By doing so, you will help it last a long time and work efficiently. These are the steps to follow to keep your home comfortable throughout the summer. Clean Dirt and Debris Leaves, branches, dirt and other debris can accumulate on your HVAC unit during the winter. You should remove this debris as it can interfere with the HVAC unit’s operation. Doing this can also save you money on your energy bills as debris can block airflow and make your

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End of Summer Maintenance

August 2, 2021

After a long summer of blasting your AC to keep cool, it’s always a good idea to perform some maintenance on your cooling system to keep it working properly. There are several worthwhile activities that you can invest your time in that make big impacts on the efficiency of your AC unit. Purchase a New Air Filter It never hurts to begin maintenance by purchasing a new air filter. As fall approaches, it usually isn’t enough to simply clean your filter. With a new filter, you can sit back and relax knowing that your AC will

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How To Tell if Thermostat Is Not Working

July 13, 2021

If your HVAC system is having issues, the first thing you should check is the thermostat. This is the device that controls your system. Since thermostats are affordable and easily accessible, this is where you should start looking if your HVAC system starts to malfunction. A failing thermostat may offer you some service, but consider replacing your thermostat if your system stops working completely. Here are signs that can help tell you if your thermostat is not working. 1. HVAC System Fails Turn On The most common sign that your thermostat is not working is

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How To Prepare Air Conditioner for the Summer

June 15, 2021

An air conditioner plays a key role in keeping you feeling cool and comfortable throughout the entire summer. However, problems with your AC system can arise at any time and create a lot of stress. Taking the time to always prepare your air conditioner for the upcoming summer months is well-worth the effort in improving the efficiency of your system while also helping you to keep problems to a minimum. Here are a few ways you can get your air conditioner ready for the summer season. Check the Condensation Lines Inspecting the condensation

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What Are Air Conditioning BTU’s?

May 24, 2021

When you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system in Oregon City, OR, you’ll have a lot of decisions to make. You might consider a multi-zone or single-zone system, a ductless air conditioner or one that relies on traditional ductwork, or a high-efficiency cooling system. Another consideration is the amount of BTUs (British Thermal Units) the air conditioner has. Read on to learn about what BTUs are, how many your home may need and why choosing the right amount of BTUs is important. What Air Conditioning BTUs Are BTUs are a measure of

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Should I Upgrade My Thermostat?

April 5, 2021

Most people keep their thermostats for years, even after making significant heating repairs or replacing their HVAC. However, if you have had your old thermostat for decades, or perhaps since you bought your house, it’s time to consider replacing it. Consider replacing it with a digital and programmable thermostat that is easier to navigate. You can replace the thermostat without making significant adjustments to the HVAC. Here are reasons to replace your home’s thermostat. You Want to Lower Energy Bills You should replace your current thermostat with a programmable one if you want to lower your

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Should I Get an End-of-Season AC Tune-Up?

September 19, 2020

It makes a lot of sense to have your AC system tuned-up at the end of the heating system. There are five main benefits to doing so. 1. Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner Neglected air conditioning systems have a shorter lifespan than ones that have been well-maintained. These systems are expensive, so making sure they last as long as possible should be a priority. Maintain Efficiency Air conditioners lose their energy efficiency as parts wear down or get dirty. Having maintenance performed on your system each year will

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How To Care For Your Lawn Around an Outdoor AC Unit

August 16, 2020

You want to be careful around the outdoor component of your AC system when taking care of your lawn. You can easily cause dirt and debris to end up inside of it when mowing, which could result in a call to an HVAC company for repairs. Here’s how to care for your AC unit properly. Mow With Discharge Facing Away From it You’ll want to mow around your outdoor AC unit with the lawnmower’s discharge facing away from it at all times. Lawnmowers discharge grass, mulch and dirt that could get inside your AC unit and

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How to Connect your New Thermostat to your AC

July 16, 2020

A new thermostat is sure to be more responsive and easier to use than your old one. However, you must set up the device before you can use it. Here are some guidelines you can follow to connect your new thermostat to your AC. Common Wire First, identify the common wire, also known as the c-wire. This is the wire that always provides power to the thermostat. Because there’s going to be so many wires to connect, it’s important that you connect the common wire first. This will provide you with a solid foundation to connect

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