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How Long Do Thermostats Last

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How Long Do Thermostats Last

  When it comes to thermostats, you can expect their average lifespan to be around a decade, with some models lasting longer. Several factors like their model, make and design affect how long thermostats last. Over time, they will degrade due to normal wear and tear, wiring issues, dust accumulation and rust. However, their lifespan is null and void if you need a new HVAC system because the thermostat will then need to be replaced.    Homeowners need to know how long thermostats last, the signs that their unit is failing, and the features to look for when choosing a...

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What to Look for When Buying a Smart Thermostat

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What to Look for When Buying a Smart Thermostat

  There are many reasons to go the “smart” route when choosing a thermostat to install for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For one, it offers greater climate control inside your home, paving the way for minimal energy consumption. It also learns and adapts to your preferences, maximizing comfort levels inside your home. For most homeowners considering an upgrade to a smart thermostat, the vast number of choices available on the market make selection a challenge. Should you choose an Alerton thermostat, or do you go with other options?  This blog will answer most questions homeowners have...

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Benefits of Buying Used HVAC Control and EMS Controls

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Benefits of Buying Used HVAC Control and EMS Controls

The benefits of running integrated heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) controls in your commercial property are vast. Running these HVAC systems can be expensive, and regular maintenance is needed. However, systems such as lighting, heating, cooling, and building controls, are all essential to the proper function of your building. And, more importantly, the happiness and productivity of your staff.  There is some good news though, you can cut back on costs by buying used HVAC controls for your commercial facility.  How does this save you money? For starters, parts for these systems are sometimes hard to find, or the...

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A Look at Types of Thermostats and The TopTech Brand

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A Look at Types of Thermostats and The TopTech Brand

Being comfortable during the workday is vital. In fact, your employees' productivity depends on them working in a well-regulated environment. This is why a thermostat is essential with your HVAC system. Not only will it control the temperature, as a bonus it will also lower your electricity bill at the same time.  There are four basic types of thermostats. Let's take a look at them here: Non-programmable thermostats This is the most basic type of thermostat and will suit families that are rarely away from home and businesses that work around the clock. It has a manual adjustment control panel...

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Smart Thermostats and the Alerton Brand

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Smart Thermostats and the Alerton Brand

Thermostats provide us with a comfortable daily environment by regulating our office and home's temperature. But did you know that they can help create a more energy-efficient office or home environment? Smart thermostats can recall choices and memorize your energy use, and in this way, help you reduce energy consumption at peak times of the day, lower your electricity bills, and reduce carbon emissions.  Let's take a look at what exactly smart thermostats are: Smart thermostats make up one part of a building management system (BMS) or building automation system. These BMSs take care of the monitoring and controlling of...

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