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Intuitive, High-Tech Cool Features of New Thermostats

If you own an older home in Austin, Texas, that hasn't been updated recently, your house most likely has one of those old manual wall thermostats . When you want to get the temperature just right, it pays to have a high-tech programmable thermostat with all the latest features. Having an Austin A/C technician install a modern programmable thermostat often saves you money on your energy bills. Today’s thermostat models include WiFi ones that match your schedule. Most people aren't aware that they can replace their old thermostat very easily and cost-efficiently. Features of new thermostats include remote control, humidity control, digital or touchscreen pads, and pre-programmed temperature adjustments. One of the worst things about those old thermostats is the hazardous mercury inside them which requires professional disposal if broken. By far, the coolest result of this new technological era is WiFi-controlled thermostats. Have you ever been at work and wondered...
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Improve Your HVAC Energy Efficiency with a Smart Thermostat

While big home enhancements can certainly bring big energy improvements -- such as a solar water heater installation or attic insulation upgrade -- there are some easy and cheaper ways to improve your HVAC energy efficiency . Integrating a smart thermostat into your system is one such method.  What are Smart Thermostats? Regular thermostats operate as a simple control panel for manually powering your HVAC equipment on/off and increasing/decreasing your home's temperature settings. Smart thermostats, also called programmable thermostats, build on these basic settings to include remote control options and a more detailed timer. Use these controls to program your equipment for more efficient operations based on your scheduling, like reducing use while you're asleep or away from the home. Smart thermostats can even be programmed to make automatic adjustments based on external factors like humidity fluctuation. The Big Advantages of Smart Thermostats Smart thermostats combine comfort with HVAC energy efficiency. Smart thermostats...
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What do Smart Thermostats do?

In times past, you could only do a couple of things with your home thermostat , set it to heat or cool and set the temperature. But the modern smart thermostat can allow you to have far greater control over your energy consumption, potentially saving you lots of money, both during the heat of summer and the chill of winter. The standard feature of a smart thermostat is that it can be programmed. If everyone is out of the house during the day, at work or school, then you can set the thermostat to a higher temperature, one that would ordinarily be uncomfortable if someone were there. You could then program the device to start cooling or heating an hour or so before the first member of your family returns home so that they find the house nice and comfortable when they arrive. Thermostats also now have wi-fi connections that grant...
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Thermostats, the Unsung Heroes of HVAC

Thermostats have been a staple in homes for years, yet they remain unsung heroes, rarely given a second thought as they go about their jobs. Furnaces get maintained.  Air conditioners get repaired, but the good old thermostat just keeps plugging along. So why would anyone want to replace theirs? Hot Flashes and Cold Chills If your thermostat is producing sudden temperature swings, it doesn't mean it has the flu. It means it's either failing to sense the ambient temperature of the room or zone it's meant to monitor, or it's sending inadequate information to the furnace or air conditioning system. You can give it the benefit of the doubt by performing a quick check. Turn off the power to the furnace, switch the thermostat's fan from auto to run, then open the thermostat's case and switch the wire on the R terminal to the W terminal. Now switch the furnace's power back on. If starts up, the thermostat is bad and it's time to have it...
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