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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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Why Keep Spare HVAC Control Parts?

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Why Keep Spare HVAC Control Parts?

One of your HVAC controls has reached the end of its life, what do you do next?

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Programmable Thermostats - are they worth it?

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Programmable Thermostats - are they worth it?

Programmable thermostats have recently become a hot commodity with homeowners and business owners alike. But are they really worth all the hype?

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Where Do I Install My New Thermostat?

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Where Do I Install My New Thermostat?

The builder grade thermometer has worn out in your house or office.  When you install the new thermostat is the location of the old thermostat the best choice?  Here are some considerations for evaluating if you may need to move the location of your new thermostat location. Is the current location of your thermostat…. …on an outside wall? …in a closed, unvented room? …on a wall with a chimney or hot water pipes behind the wall-board? …next to a damper (floor or ceiling) where cold or hot air is being supplied to the room? …where electronics or office machines (copiers)...

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