Posts Tagged ‘programmable thermostat’

5 Tips to Cool Summer Utility Bills

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Summer in Sarasota and Manatee means running the AC 24/7 for most of us, but it’s not the air conditioning system alone that pumps up utility bills. Fortunately there are a number of ways to curb expenses and still stay cool all summer long. Cover up: A simple and decorative way to help cool your…

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Temper Your Bad HVAC Habits

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Protecting the health of your air conditioning system means keeping up with tasks like changing air filters and scheduling HVAC service. But, for the sake of your air conditioning system’s longevity, there are also things you shouldn’t do. If you are guilty of any of these HVAC bad habits you may want to change your…

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Clean & Green AC for the New Year

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New Year’s resolutions are usually about improving one’s life: lose weight, exercise, have more fun, earn more money and so on. But what if this New Year we also resolve to be more environmentally careful? In other words, to be more clean & green. We can start by looking to reduce the carbon footprint of…

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Your HVAC and Your Pets: Part 1

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Keeping your Home Comfy & Safe for Pets by Managing Your HVAC System Did you know there are nearly 90 million pet dogs in the U.S. and more than 94 million pet cats? In total, 68% of all U.S. households have at least one pet, according to a recent survey by the American Pet Products…

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Energy and $$$ Saving Tips for Summer

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Do you suffer from sticker shock when you get your monthly electric bill – especially knowing that your HVAC system makes up 54% of the cost? Yes, your Air Conditioner can really cost you. If the idea of saving money by saving energy sparks your interest, read on to learn six simple ways to do…

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Why You Should Winterize your AC System

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One of the best perks of Florida living is that our winters are never too severe. But that doesn’t mean colder days aren’t coming. The nature of Florida winter is that it can blow warm one day and cold the next. Sooner or later you will to need to flip the switch from “cool” to…

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HVAC Home Energy Checklist

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Today, next week and all year round, there are proactive measures you can take to save money and conserve energy in your home by paying attention to your AC system and its environment. TODAY -Install a programmable thermostat for your HVAC system and adjust temperatures according to your schedule. By programming your thermostat to raise…

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A Smarter Thermostat for your AC System

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Doesn’t it feel like our high-tech gadgets are getting smarter all the time? Not only that, these phones, watches and hybrid tablet/computers are becoming more ‘all-in-one’ by the minute. Take a picture, get a text, deposit a check, order breakfast, check the stock market and, of course, make a phone call – even from your…

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Common AC Myths that Just Don’t Work

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We always feel better when make the most of our home investments and take action that might benefit us. That is human nature. But there is some mistaken information out there about how best to keep your home cool and maximize the efficiency of your air conditioning system. Here are a few that Custom Climate…

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