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Insulating Your Home To Help Your HVAC System

When we couldn't get our home to cool down last summer, we started checking our HVAC system. We found out that our air conditioning system was working fine, but the air just seemed to leave our house rapidly. We contacted an HVAC contractor to run a few tests, and he concluded that we had a severe insulation problem. After showing us which rooms had bad leaks, he recommended a business to come out and remedy the situation. This blog is all about insulating your home and helping you to keep that carefully heated and cooled air inside, where it belongs.

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How Installing A New Thermostat Can Save You Money

The thermostat in your home is responsible for telling your HVAC systems what the temperature is in your home, and when they need to run in order to get to the temperature that the thermostat is set to. If you have an old thermostat in your home, you may want to upgrade to a newer model. A new thermostat can help save you money. Read on for reasons why installing a new thermostat can save you some cash.

Programmable

Newer thermostat models can be programmed. Programmable thermostats allow you to set the temperature to change when you're away or when you're sleeping. You can program it any way you like on a daily schedule, weekly or change it for a vacation mode. Programming your thermostat can save you money, as you aren't heating or cooling an empty house.

Accurate

A new thermostat is going to be more accurate than an old lead dial thermostat. An accurate thermostat is going to save you money, as the thermostat is telling your furnace or air conditioner what the temperature is in the home. If it's not reading the temperature properly, it may cause your HVAC systems to run too often, or not often enough (which in turn may cause you to adjust the temperature setting). Either way, a more accurate temperature reading will save you money on your energy bill each month.

Efficient

A thermostat that is both accurate and programmable will make your HVAC systems more efficient, which can save you money as well. It can save you money on both your gas and electric bills.

How To Install A New Thermostat

Installing a new thermostat is fairly simply to do. 

  1. Shut off the power to your HVAC systems. Then turn off the power to the thermostat as well.
  2. Remove the outer cover of the thermostat, then use a screwdriver to remove the panel connected to the wall.
  3. Take off the wiring connected to the panel and pull out slightly so it doesn't fall back into the wall.
  4. Attach the wiring to the new thermostat panel, connecting the wires the same way you disconnected the old thermostat (you can also read the thermostat manufacturer's instructions that came with the new thermostat).
  5. Screw the new panel into the wall using the screws that came with the thermostat.
  6. Add any batteries necessary, then snap the cover plate in place.
  7. Turn the thermostat power and power to your HVAC systems back on and test out your new thermostat to be sure it is working properly.

A new thermostat can save you money on your monthly energy bills. Install a new thermostat yourself, or call professional HVAC services to have it installed for you.