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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 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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In The Spot Light: Carrier Thermostats

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In The Spot Light: Carrier Thermostats

  Carrier is one of the leading HVAC manufacturers, best known for high-quality products. The company’s founder, Willis Carrier, is credited for the invention of the first electrical air conditioner in 1902. In 1979, the Carrier company was acquired by United Technologies Corporation (UTC). The company today employs over 50,000 workers and produces some of the best-performing thermostats in the market.   Carrier Thermostats Overview   The thermostats produced by this company are categorized into Smart Thermostats and Traditional Thermostats. These products offer several key advantages:   Carrier thermostats are known for outstanding performance and design. Depending on the model,...

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Brand Spotlight: Vive Thermostats

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Brand Spotlight: Vive Thermostats

  VIVE thermostats allow homeowners to take control of their comfort. Every model the brand carries is loaded with features compatible with most HVAC systems and is designed to maximize efficiency, which helps reduce energy consumption. This allows you to cut down the costs on your next energy bill. In addition, a VIVE thermostat has an occupancy sensing capability which means the thermostat turns itself off when you're not in the room. Once you get back, it automatically restores your comfort settings.    Each VIVE ace thermostat has a modern and sleek design, making it an excellent addition to any...

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