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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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How Long Do Nest Thermostats Last?

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How Long Do Nest Thermostats Last?

    If you’re planning to buy a Nest thermostat, you might be wondering if they work well enough to be worth the investment. Otherwise, you might already have one but are questioning its longevity.  Generally, Nest thermostats last approximately 10 years, but some factors can hasten or lengthen their lifespan. Read on to learn more about their longevity and common signs that they need to be replaced.   What Is the Nest Thermostat?   First released in 2011, the Nest thermostat continues to be among the most popular smart home devices on the market. This highly useful gadget not...

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How Do Smart Thermostats Work? Reasons Why You Need to Upgrade Your Thermostats

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How Do Smart Thermostats Work? Reasons Why You Need to Upgrade Your Thermostats

  Smart home technology has grown increasingly popular over the years, with more and more homeowners choosing to adopt smart home devices to increase their comfort levels at home.  One such technology is smart thermostats, which have helped homeowners become more strategic with how they interact with their home heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. In an age where convenience is top-priority, choosing to adopt smart thermostat technology is a wise decision that can lead to comfort and savings for your family. If you are searching the market for smart thermostats, you may be looking to acquire more information...

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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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