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Thermostats | Frequently Asked Questions

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Thermostats | Frequently Asked Questions

Can I replace my thermostat myself? Yes, you can replace your thermostat yourself.  The following steps will give you a brief overview of how to do so:  1. Locate breaker box and turn off breaker's labeled at AC, furnace, or air handler2. Remove your thermostat's screen to locate the wires going into the wall. 3. Take a picture of the colored wires and make note of what color goes to what lettered terminal4. Using a small screwdriver, unscrew the wires from the thermostat.  Then unscrew the thermostat from the wall and remove.  5. Following the instructions that came with your new thermostat, install...

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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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