Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Thermostats’ Category

Why You May Want to Get a Smart or WiFi Thermostat

Monday, July 6th, 2020

The thermostat in your home may seem to be no more than a simple “on-off” switch to a lot of people but the reality is that without your thermostat you’d be pretty uncomfortable. The right kind of thermostat doesn’t just switch your HVAC systems on and off either, it can also let you know what your energy usage looks like. That is why we recommend a Smart or Wi-fi thermostat for your home in Fresno–because it can offer these benefits while optimizing your comfort.

If you still have an older thermostat in your home, it may be a good idea to schedule a Smart thermostat installation in the near future. We can provide this service so that you will enjoy a more comfortable and efficient summer season.

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Don’t Leave the Batteries in Your Thermostat to Die

Monday, December 12th, 2016

There are a lot of different components in your HVAC systems, but you don’t have much direct interaction with most of them. However, you have plenty of interaction with your thermostat. It is the device with which you control the entire HVAC system, and you need it to function properly.

That is why we recommend that you change the batteries in your thermostat before the start of the heating season. The last thing that you want to do is wake up in a freezing house in the morning, just because your batteries died. Following are few points of consideration regarding your thermostat in Fresno, CA.

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Program Your Thermostat and Save this Season

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Program Your Thermostat and Save this SeasonIt’s important to keep your home warm and comfortable during the winter. But how can you do it without driving your energy bills up and having it cost you an arm and a leg? There are a number of steps you can take. One of the simplest is to use a programmable thermostat.

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Setting the Thermostat: Fan On or Auto?

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Setting the Thermostat: Fan On or Auto?In addition to designating a comfortable temperature, setting the thermostat involves making a choice about air circulation. Air movement is an important air conditioning function whether the primary cooling components—the compressor and coils—are operating or not. Anytime the system fan is running, over 1,000 cubic feet of air is circulating every minute through the ductwork.

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Maximize Energy Savings This Summer With Your Programmable Thermostat

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Maximize Energy Savings This Summer With Your Programmable ThermostatSome energy efficiency home upgrades are really just changes in your habits, like setting back the thermostat when you’re asleep or away from home. But habit changes can be a hassle, which is why upgrading to a programmable thermostat is a smart move. It takes the hassle out of resetting your thermostat multiple times of day, making it much more likely that you’ll stick with it.

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Switching Over to a Mercury-Free Thermostat is Important for Your Home

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Switching Over to a Mercury-Free Thermostat is Important for Your HomeMercury is commonly known as a toxic element, but many people don’t realize that the mercury in their thermometers can be a major hazard when not disposed of properly. Each year, thousands of pounds of mercury are haphazardly dumped into landfills, demolition dumps and incinerators, creating a significant threat for the environment and human health. The federal EPA estimates that 21 tons of mercury had been used in the production of thermostats as of 2004. Mercury poisoning in humans can cause:

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When You’re at Work, What Temperature Should Your Home Be?

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

It’s not difficult to figure out at-home temperatures that are comfortable for you and your family. Yet, it’s not as simple to determine what temperature your home should be when you’re at work or asleep. If you’re like most homeowners, your goal should be to moderate fuel wastage when you’re asleep, at work or otherwise away from home for more than several hours at a time. This applies in both winter and summer.

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Taking a Vacation? Tips for Controlling Your Home’s Climate While You’re Gone

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Taking a Vacation? Tips for Controlling Your Home's Climate While You're GoneTaking a vacation is a welcome rest from your regular routine, but worrying about your home could cause you undo stress. Take these steps to control your home’s climate while you’re gone to avoid the damage that extreme temperatures can cause.

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Before Investing in a Programmable Thermostat, Choose the Options Best for You

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

With the right programmable thermostat in place, you can expect great savings on your monthly energy bills, without compromising the comfort potential of your home. To achieve this two-fold goal, however, you need to first select the right device. Here’s a guide to the types of programmable thermostats available, as well as features you’ll want to look for.

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Wouldn’t It Be Nice If You Didn’t Have To Share A Single Thermostat? Zoning Systems Provide The Solution

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

When it comes to affronts to peaceful living, there’s one issue that may even trump arguments over the remote control — arguing over what temperature to set the thermostat.

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