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January HVAC Maintenance Tips

January HVAC Maintenance Tips

Once the hectic holiday season is over, you can slow down a bit and take a well-earned rest. After you’ve had a chance to catch your breath, plan to prioritize these HVAC maintenance chores to keep your home safe, warm and comfortable all winter long. Re-check Your Thermostat Settings January is a good point in…

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What Are Galileo Thermometers?

What Are Galileo Thermometers?

You may have seen the Galileo thermometers or have a few yourself. Invented by Galileo in the early 1600s, they’re an interesting, attractive and fairly accurate way to keep track of temperatures around the house. Besides revealing the temperatures, the thermometers are a good way to identify characteristics of your home or reveal important information…

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Best Thermostat Practices for Fall

Best Thermostat Practices for Fall

The fall season is here and that means it’s time to make changes around your home to improve the comfort level for both household members and anyone you invite over. Some of these changes will involve the use of your thermostat, so let’s take a look at the thermostat best practices that you should attend…

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Which Thermostat Option is Right for Your Home?

Which Thermostat Option is Right for Your Home?

These days, a wide array of thermostats to operate your HVAC system is available in the marketplace, from low tech analog models, to high tech smart thermostats that allow you a whole range of controls. Take your choice from the following thermostat options, according to your needs. Manual Thermostat These aren’t likely to go away…

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What Factors Affect Home Comfort?

What Factors Affect Home Comfort?

During the summer, home comfort looms to the forefront because we have to spend so much time indoors to stay out of the heat. Besides the actual temperature indoors, there are other components that contribute to overall health and indoor enjoyment. Temperature The air temperature dictates how comfortable you are inside to a large extent…

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Resetting the Programmable Thermostat for Winter

Resetting the Programmable Thermostat for Winter

Resetting the programmable thermostat when the seasons change is a great way to save money on your energy bill with very little effort. If you have a programmable thermostat, the task is even easier; but even with a simple digital or analog thermostat, you can also reset for savings. Here’s how. Dialing Back on the…

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How to Tell if Your Home’s Thermostat Needs to Be Replaced

The thermostat is one of the first things you’ll want to take a look at if it seems your HVAC system isn’t functioning properly. Thermostat replacement is generally a relatively inexpensive fix, compared to other issues that might beset your system — and, replacement can give you an opportunity to upgrade to a model that…

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On vs. Auto: The Battle of the Thermostat Settings

When choosing a thermostat setting for your San Antonio home, should you go with the on setting or the auto one? Each one offers certain advantages and disadvantages to consider. The “On” Setting When you turn your thermostat setting to “on,” it means that the fan is running continuously, whether it’s heating or cooling your…

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The “Feels Like” Temperature

It’s likely one of the phrases you hear often in the summer in San Antonio is that it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. This observation describes the “feels like” temperature, which is a combination of heat and the amount of moisture in the air. Temperatures indoors and out can be deceptive based on the…

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What are the Benefits of a Wi-Fi Thermostat?

Technology at every level of society is improving by leaps and bounds, and nowhere is that progress more remarkable than in the HVAC field. Leading these innovations are “smart” Wi-Fi thermostats that provide all the benefits of a programmable thermostat and many more. Following are some of the energy-saving and comfort-enhancing features of a Wi-Fi…

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