Tag Archives: thermostat

Saving on Heating Costs in the New Year

A lot of homeowners think of a high heating bill as something they just have to tolerate. Even DIYers and bargain hunters view heating as the one area where high cost is inevitable. It’s understandable; what if you mess with your heating settings and then your furnace freaks out or your house won’t get warm? … Read More >

Getting to Know Your Thermostat

Your thermostat doesn’t have to be a stranger. In fact, let us introduce you. Introductions usually start with a name, so… the word “thermostat” is a combination of two Greek words. “Thermo,” which means “heat,” and “statos,” which translates to “standing,” “stationary,” or “static.” Thermostat basically means “keeps heat the same.” Thermostats connect to your HVAC … Read More >

How NOT to Use Your Heater

When it comes to winter in Minnesota, the name of the game is heating. And yes, as natives know, February is still very much winter in Minnesota. For the next month or two (or three…), your quality of life will be determined largely by your heating. Knowing how to best utilize your heater this winter could … Read More >

7 HVAC New Year’s Resolutions

It’s a new year! That means you have a blank slate for the twelve months ahead that you can do whatever you want with. If your goal is to lose weight, go for it. You want to finally book that dream trip to Tokyo? now’s as good a time as any! If you want to … Read More >

4 Creative Ways to Hide Your Thermostat

Your home décor is nearly perfect — until you glance at the eyesore hanging on your living room wall. Your thermostat is an essential element in your home, but you’d much rather choose a stylish decoration instead of the dull-looking box. You can’t get rid of it, so you might as well embrace it — … Read More >

3 Benefits of Installing a Programmable Thermostat

Through cold, brisk winters and the warm days of the summer, your thermostat is calling the shots inside your home. Despite its ability to keep you comfortable, your thermostat could also be costing you more than it should. In fact, you could save nearly 10 percent on your yearly energy bill by turning down your … Read More >