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Is It Time to Replace Your Thermostat?

Ecobee Thermostat

Ecobee Thermostat

Is It Time to Replace Your Thermostat?
Without a doubt, thermostats are a vital part of a home’s heating and cooling control. That’s why you want to make sure your thermostat is doing its job. So how do you know when to replace it?

Here are four questions you need to answer when deciding if to replace your thermostat.

Is it working?
This may seem like an obvious question but you might be blaming temperature troubles on your furnace or air conditioner. Turn the thermostat until you hear a “click” and wait for your HVAC system’s response. If you don’t hear a “click” and the unit doesn’t come on or go off, your thermostat might be faulty.

Can you repair it?
Once you figure out that your thermostat isn’t working right, the next step is to see if you can fix it yourself or if it needs to be replaced. It may simply need a new battery, or there may be loose wiring, dust build-up or a tripped circuit breaker.

Before you attempt to repair your thermostat, make sure it doesn’t require an expert. Always proceed with caution before opening it up and read the manual before doing anything.

Is it the correct thermostat for your HVAC equipment?
Many home furnaces are single stage furnaces that cycle on or off as needed. Some, however, are two-stage, which means the first stage comes on first, and is followed by the second stage if needed. Your thermostat must match this or it won’t work properly.

Heat pumps, boilers and furnaces all behave differently to variations in temperature settings. Your best option is to have a thermostat that’s manufacturer-recommended. Call in a professional to assess this if you’re not sure.

Are your energy bills too high?
If you have a manual thermostat that maintains only one temperature setting, then upgrading to a programmable thermostat can save you anywhere from 15% to 30% on your energy bills.

It achieves this by allowing you to pre-set a lower temperature in winter or higher temperature in summer at any time the temperature setting isn’t as critical (eg., when everyone’s away during the workday).

You might also want to consider changing to a smart thermostat. This allows you to control the temperature via your phone so you can warm up or cool down your home before you get there on days outside of your normal pre-sets. Some thermostats even learn your habits and begin to adjust themselves accordingly.

Get your control under control
If you decide it’s time, or if you need help deciding, give us a call and we can help you get your home’s heating control… under control!

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New Year’s Resolutions for your HVAC and Plumbing Systems

Dallas HVAC Resolutions

The New Year gives us an opportunity to start over, make things right and get off our couches and make something happen.

Besides joining the gym, here are nine New Year’s resolutions you can make for your home and family:

Test Your Water

Hidden particles get into our water that we don’t know about until it’s bad enough to cause a national emergency. Even when everything seems acceptable, there are contaminants that affect our health. Get a water purity test to find out just what you’re up against and resolve to do something about the results.

Replace Furnace Filters and Clean ductwork

A dirty HVAC system can quickly allow accumulation of dust, dust mites and allergens. Replace your filters to prevent dust accumulation elsewhere in your home. Bring in a professional to clean your ducts so contaminants aren’t released into the air your family inhales day after day.

Install a humidifier or dehumidifier for proper humidity control

Too much humidity causes mold and mildew, leading to multiple health problems from respiratory illnesses to death. Low humidity causes drying out of nasal passages, making you more susceptible to colds and flu. The ideal range is 30-50% so have an assessment done and get your home’s humidity at the right levels.

Turn that thermostat down in winter (and up in summer).

You save an average of 10% on your heating and cooling bill by decreasing the temperature setting by 7-10°F in winter (and increasing it for summer). Your best option is to install a programmable thermostat that automatically varies the temperature to maximize savings when you’re away without compromising comfort when you’re home.

Take care of leaks early on

Addressing small problems saves you money both on repair costs and costs associated with higher water bills. Make it a habit to inspect your plumbing for leaks regularly and repair as soon as possible.

Arrange for regular furnace maintenance to optimize efficiency

As your furnace ages, its efficiency drops, costing you precious dollars in wasted fuel. Maximize furnace efficiency by replacing the filter and keeping the ignition system and blower dust-free. Hire a professional to do an annual service before the cold weather sets in.

Work on relationships: Put away that device and spend time with family

Multiple studies have shown that longevity is affected by the quality of relationships in our lives. Stay connected to your family by disconnecting from social media and other device distractions regularly. Facebook can wait. Your little ones cannot.

Professional Guidance

You don’t have to do this alone! If you need help keeping any of your resolutions, give us a call and we’ll make sure you’re not in the same position this time next year.

Humidity: Friend or Foe?

Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air.

The amount of moisture in the air can affect your perceptions of temperature, making it seem warmer or cooler than the thermometer says.

But getting it right is about more than comfort. From static build-up to growth, humidity levels affect air quality, that expensive home theater system, your health and even opening and closing doors.

Impacts of high humidity

Besides discomfort (think of a humid Summer day when your sweat just won’t dry!), high humidity levels can cause ongoing illnesses like
> asthma and allergies. It’s not the humidity itself that makes you sick, but the creatures that thrive. Enemies like mold and mildew invade even hidden crevices inside walls to attack you and your family. Allergy causing dust mites also love the excess moisture.

Excess moisture causes wood to “swell”, making it difficult to close doors. If you have a door that “sticks” during the summer, it’s likely due to poor humidity control.

Impacts of low humidity

Having low humidity causes its fair share of problems. The most obvious issue is dry skin (itchy, painful, reptile skin). Inhaling air that’s too dry causes your nasal passage to dry out, increasing your susceptibility to colds, flu and other infections. A dry nasal passage can crack and bleed, giving germs an open door into your body.

Your eyes can dry out too, leaving them irritated and also susceptible to infections.

Your equipment isn’t safe either. Static build-up can degrade electronic circuits over time. Too much static can cause a fire.

What is ideal?

To get the right balance, you need a humidity of 35-45%.

In the summer this gets a bit tricky in some climates so maintaining 60% or less is more reasonable for hot, humid regions.

How to get the right humidity in your home

In the summer, humidity is typically high. In the winter, the opposite is true. Without air conditioning, your house can get humid in the summer. With over-sized air conditioning, your house can get very dry.

In the winter, you’ll have low humidity levels without a humidifier, but too much humidity with a vaporizer or humidifier running for too long.

You need the right system. Our experts can assess your situation and provide the best solution. Give us a call and let us ensure you’re protected from all these ugly humidity problems.

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