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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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Do Thermostats Need Maintenance?

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Do Thermostats Need Maintenance?

  All throughout the year, thermostats play a crucial role in indoor comfort. When operating at optimal levels, thermostats can help residential and commercial properties maintain a comfortable temperature while minimizing energy usage.  Unfortunately, thermostats aren’t built to last forever. So, should you have a professional perform thermostat maintenance at least once a year? The short answer is that you can have maintenance done on your thermostat. Here’s what you should know about thermostat maintenance and why thermostat replacement may be the more practical and cost-effective solution.   How Long Do Thermostats Last?   While there are no set rules...

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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 to Look Up Thermostat Parts

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How to Look Up Thermostat Parts

  When you start having temperature issues at home, the problem often lies with your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. However, in some cases, the source of the issue isn’t your HVAC system but could be the thermostat.   Problems with your thermostat can arise when there are issues with its internal mechanism. This entails knowing the different thermostat parts to get to the heart of the issue and secure a thermostat replacement for these parts, if necessary.   In this blog, we delve into the different parts of a thermostat, their functions, and signs to look...

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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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