How to Prepare Your Thermostat for Daylight Savings Time

How to Prepare Your Thermostat for Daylight Savings Time

When you set your clocks for the end of daylight savings time, there's another device you won't want to forget: your programmable thermostat. Adjusting your thermostat for the season ensures you'll stay comfortable as the cool weather moves into the Indianapolis area. New Season, New … [Read more...]

What Temperature for Pets is Ideal in the Fall?

What Temperature for Pets is Ideal in the Fall?

As the weather gets cooler in the Indianapolis area this fall, it’s important to think about your pets and home heating. If you’re usually gone most of the day, you’ll need to make sure that the temperature inside your home is comfortable for them. When you leave your home for the day, what’s the … [Read more...]

Reprogram Your Thermostat for Cold Weather

Reprogram Your Thermostat for Cold Weather

Winter is coming, and with it increased heating costs as you switch from cooling your Indianapolis home to heating it. One way to help save on your energy bills is by resetting the programmable thermostat. With a few changes to your home's thermostat settings, you can save significantly on your … [Read more...]

Is Your Thermostat Needing to Be Replaced?

Is Your Thermostat Needing to Be Replaced?

There are plenty of reasons why your heating or cooling system might not work properly. However, a surprisingly common — and commonly overlooked — culprit could be your thermostat. It's not unusual for the thermostat to be at the root of your HVAC system problems and these problems can often be … [Read more...]

Lowering Bills by Lowering the Water Heater Temperature

Lowering Bills by Lowering the Water Heater Temperature

If you're looking for effective ways to reduce your utility bills, you may not realize how much energy you'll save by lowering your water heater temperature. Water heating accounts for roughly 25 percent of your total household energy usage, and a 20-degree adjustment in the temperature setting can … [Read more...]

What’s a “Feels Like” Temperature?

What's a "Feels Like" Temperature?

If your home feels too warm or chilly at times, but the thermostat reading says you should feel comfortable, there's a disconnect between your actual comfort level — the "feels like" temperature — and what's displayed on the thermostat screen. This discrepancy is often caused by the level of … [Read more...]

What You Should Expect From an HVAC Pro During A/C Maintenance

What You Should Expect From an HVAC Pro During A/C Maintenance

Annual preventive maintenance is vital to keep your home's cooling system operating efficiently and reliably. The A/C maintenance performed by an experienced HVAC pro includes a long list of essential tasks that ensure your comfort and keep energy consumption in check. Here are some of the key steps … [Read more...]

Should You Use the Fan On or Auto Option When Setting Your Thermostat?

Should You Use the Fan On or Auto Option When Setting Your Thermostat?

Sometimes it seems that no matter how much you fiddle with the thermostat, you can't get comfortable in your home. It may be due to elements affecting home comfort other than temperature, such as humidity and indoor air quality. Setting your thermostat correctly for fan options "on" and "auto" can … [Read more...]

Discover the Truth About These Home Cooling Myths

Discover the Truth About These Home Cooling Myths

Popular myths can be notoriously difficult to squash, and in the case of home cooling myths, they can do more harm than good to your system's efficiency. Here are the facts behind some of the most popular home cooling myths. Cool Your Home Faster by Lowering the Thermostat Turning your … [Read more...]

How to Put Your Programmable Thermostat to Work for You

How to Put Your Programmable Thermostat to Work for You

Your new programmable thermostat has a lot of potential, but seeing the full capacity of energy savings is dependent on using its features properly. Here are a few tips to help you make this technology work for you. Understand Your Thermostat's Type There are four types of programmable … [Read more...]