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Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

Best Benefits of Nest Learning Thermostats

by vscontent on July 28, 2017

You may have heard of smart homes and home automation before. The Nest Learning Thermostat is a prime example of that. Instead of using overly complicated programmable thermostats that promise savings but rarely deliver them, the Nest Thermostat set out to do something different: to learn. Not only are these thermostats intelligent, they’re also environmentally conscious. Billions […]

HVAC electrical safety - ESFI Electrical Safety Month

How to Prevent HVAC Electrical Problems | Electrical Safety Month

by vscontent on May 5, 2017

May is National Electrical Month! Each year the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), a non-profit organization committed to promoting electrical safety in our homes, schools, and businesses, puts together a national campaign to save lives and educate citizens. The theme for 2017 is “Decoding the NEC to Prevent Shock and Electrocution.” This annual campaign offers […]

What goes into professional HVAC design?

The Four Main Areas of Whole-Home HVAC Design

by vscontent on April 28, 2017

If you have a central HVAC system, which you probably do, it’s important to know basic HVAC design principles. Choosing the right size unit to fit your home’s needs is just as important as choosing the right HVAC contractor to install it. Learning how to adjust the thermostat and getting your air ducts sealed and […]

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HVAC Myth vs Fact | Don’t Be Played for a Fool

by vscontent on March 24, 2017

April Fools’ Day is best known for its hoaxes and practical jokes. But myths, misconceptions, and outright falsehoods get spread every day of the year. As a homeowner, you probably get bombarded with lots of tips and tricks for the home. With this flood of information, sometimes it’s hard to separate fact from fiction. But […]

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How to Prevent Hot & Cold Spots | Alternatives to Closing Vents

by vscontent on March 3, 2017

Do you have hot and cold spots in your home? If so, you may have tried blocking some vents in order to direct airflow to more needed areas. We’ve been over the reasons why it is a bad idea to block your vents and registers at home. While you may think you are creating “HVAC zones” […]

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3 Easy Ways to Cut Heating and Cooling Costs

by vscontent on February 24, 2017

Who doesn’t want to save money and energy? Here are 3 of the easiest (and cheapest) ways you can make your home more efficient and cut heating and cooling costs all year. If you go over these simple steps, you can easily cut your annual HVAC bill by up to 50%! That translates to hundreds of extra […]

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10 Ways to Stay Warm and Comfortable While Saving Money

by vscontent on November 4, 2016

Staying warm and cozy during the winter season can be easy and cost effective if you know the right tricks. Instead of hiking up heating costs, find energy efficient alternatives to heat your home. Here are 10 winter hacks to help you stay warm and cozy without breaking the bank: 1. Insulate Doors and Windows […]

Common Air Conditioning Problems – and the Easy Fixes!

by vscontent on April 22, 2016

The typical lifespan for an air conditioning unit or HVAC is around 12 years. If you have a system that is any older, yet still functioning properly, it’s probably a testament to the annual maintenance – or even the brand. But even if your unit is around that age and has started to malfunction, that […]

What is Wrong with My Thermostat?

by vscontent on March 17, 2016

If you are having issues with your heating or cooling unit, there might be a problem with your thermostat. Whether it’s an electronic, mechanical or programmable design, a thermostat is a temperature sensitive device that controls your HVAC operation. Before you call an HVAC professional to check out your system, try these thermostat trouble-shooting tips. […]

how to program thermostat for maximum savings

Programmable Thermostat Operation for Maximum Savings | 5 Tips

by vscontent on October 8, 2015

Of all the things you can do to upgrade your HVAC system, installing and strategically setting a programmable thermostat is one of the best and most cost-effective things you can do. Using your programmable thermostat appropriately can save you about 15% on your yearly energy bill! There’s nothing wrong with a mercury-based, analog model, but […]