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October 25, 2019
Honeywell Thermostat Troubleshooting - A Six Step Guide

Thermostats serve one purpose – to set the indoor temperature. To this end, they all display different features in terms of accuracy, reliability, size, and more. While there are slight deviations between models, design, ease of installation and maintenance are usually the main deal makers for most customers. Somehow, the criteria list seems too short. […]

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September 20, 2017
Your Thermostat Wiring Step by Step Guide

This guide will walk you through removing your old thermostat and connecting the thermostat wiring to the new one. If you haven’t removed the old one yet, wait! There’s important information here about what to do with the thermostat wiring when disconnecting it from the old unit. It will help you avoid confusion when wiring […]

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February 22, 2017
All You Need to Know about Current Home Energy Efficiency Standards

Living with Home Energy Efficiency Home energy efficiency is essential in today’s eco-conscious world and there is little inside a residential property that does not come into play, toward creating more energy efficient homes. From light bulbs to water heaters, from home appliances to the way a home is insulated, energy savings always start in […]

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September 6, 2016
Heat Pump vs AC: Costs vs Effectiveness

The heat pump vs AC debate is about 100 years old but stronger than ever. A quick look at their reviews illustrates this better than anything else. While a customer praises a product for being the best and most efficient, another one condemns it for not working properly or breaking down. Surprisingly, they can both […]

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September 6, 2016
Heat Pump vs Furnace: Pros and Cons

The heat pump vs furnace question is not as subjective as others; Sure, preference has a say in every decision we make for our homes, but when talking about HVAC systems there are other things to keep in mind. Climate area, fuel availability, and costs determine the feasibility of a furnace vs heat pump system. […]

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October 12, 2014
Economy Effects HVAC Buying Habits

Economy Issues Affect Change in Consumer Shopping Habits By Betty Stephens American household buying habits accounts for around 70% of the U.S. economy. What consumers shop for is seperated  into two main categories.  First, they spending on  such items as food, clothing and shelter.  Second, there is more  discretionary spending.   This is on items such […]

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August 15, 2014
Do It YourSelf WebSites

Online Sites for HVAC Do-It-Yourselfers A Review By Betty Stephens Need help in getting started on a Do-It-Yourself HVAC project? Here are some links to resources that may help you out. Ductworks: The Original On-Line DIY Heating & Cooling - A Help site for Do-It-Yourself homeowners and builders to set them save money by offering […]

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August 10, 2014
Solar Power

Solar Power By Betty Stephens Today human’s energy production is derived mainly from fuels, such as coil, oil and gas. Most of that energy is the sun's stored energy. Sunlight is actually the Earth's primary source of energy. Solar Power is the energy generated by sunlight. Solar energy is being increasingly adopted throughout the globe […]

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July 20, 2014
R134A Quest - Auto Re-Charge Kit

Auto Freon R134A Recharge Kit – Quest By Betty Stephens Auto Cooling The auto cooling system protects the engine from overheating as the vehicle runs. Since the engine burns fuel, it produces energy: one third of it turns into mechanical power, while the rest is transformed into heat. But not all that heat goes straight […]

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July 11, 2014
Yeti Coolers

Yeti Coolers  By Betty Stephens The Seiders brothers (Roy and Ryan) set out to make a cooler that could stand up to abuse. A cooler that could be used as a seat, a casting platform, storage for fish, and keep drinks cold. The Seiders brothers founded the company, Yeti Coolers, Austin, TX. They developed a […]

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June 26, 2014
Honeywell Lyric Thermostat

Honeywell’s New Thermostat Lyric By Betty Stephens The Honeywell TH8732WF5018 Lyric thermostat allows you access to your thermostat from your phone while ensuring optimal comfort for you and your family. The Lyric by Honeywell thermostat comes with Geofencing technology which permits the thermostat to utilize the location of your smart phone to save energy and […]

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June 10, 2014
Swimming Pool Heaters

Pool Heaters By Betty Stephens Swimming pools offer entertainment and relaxation, but it takes a backstage when the water is cold and uninviting. Swimming Pool heaters are a perfect addition to a home’s pool equipment. They allow the owner to maintain a comfortable water temperature for the morning, evening or late season swims. A swimming […]

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