Monday, February 16, 2009

Don't do what I done.....Purchasing a Thermostat

One thing I forgot to mention about purchasing a new thermostat. You really have to be careful that you purchase the correct one. Here's what I mean, there are multiple different heating systems configurations. We have a lot of heat pumps with gas or electric "emergency" heat. On the back of the package it will list out the systems it's compatible with. (I had to take back the first one we purchased because it would run either the heat pump or the emergency heat, I couldn't change it back and forth using the control.)

Look for the Energy Star rating, these thermostats are typically preprogrammed with ideal temperature setbacks for efficient operation. Remember in order to save energy you have to start reducing the amount of energy you are using.

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