Tag: Thermostat

If we kept our homes as warm as we liked all winter, our energy bills would cost approximately $1 billion dollars. Although turning up the thermostat is tempting, just a few extra degrees can cripple your bank account. Luckily, there are many cheap, natural ways to heat your home that don’t involve blasting space heaters. […]

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Before you run out for milk and toilet paper in a pre-snow panic, you’ll want to ensure that your home is ready for a day or two of hunkering down. Here’s what experts say you should do now: 1) Protect your outdoor faucets, which are particularly vulnerable to plunging temperatures. Shut off the inside valve […]

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Get ready to brave the cold as you head out the door Tuesday morning. Temperatures won’t get past the mid-30s all day, so Green Apple Mechanical is helping you prepare for this arctic blast. Stepping outside in the freezing cold, you may be tempted to crank up the heat in your house, but that can cost […]

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Not changing your filter. You’d be shocked at the amount of furnace problems that can be avoided by simply changing your air filter. A dirty filter causes all sorts of performance and efficiency issues with your system.  Blocking air registers. Many people mistakenly put furniture or other large objects on top or in front of supply […]

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Whether you’re hoping to ease your impact on the planet or just want to save a few dollars, reducing your energy use can help you get there. In fact, 10 percent of renters in a recent Rent.com survey said that utilities are their biggest monthly expense, coming in third after monthly rent and groceries. Heating […]

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A properly working heater is the key to a comfortable home this holiday season. Peak functionality also keeps your heating bills down, an important consideration when other costs climb around the holidays. To ensure you and your guests stay comfy and cozy while the wind whistles outside, perform the items on this checklist prior to […]

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Imagine this: It’s well below freezing. The ground is covered with snow. You’re just about ready to turn in for the night when you shiver. Come to think of it, you can’t remember the last time your furnace kicked on. You try to troubleshoot, but it’s no use—your furnace has quit working. As you wait […]

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This isn’t a scenario you want to encounter on a chilly day: you don’t hear the familiar noise you expect from your furnace as it kicks in to combat the cold. Instead, it sits silent and no warm air comes from your vents. Obviously, something is wrong—but what? There are a number of reasons that […]

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Winter’s chill brings cozy decor and lazy afternoons spent sipping cocoa in front of the fire, but it can also bring major electrical bills. If heating your home is seriously expensive, then you’re going to want to read these nine cost-effective ways to stay warm this Winter. Plastic Wrap Windows If you’ve ever stood next […]

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Before assuming your furnace is broken, remember that you could have a malfunctioning thermostat. From heating and cooling systems that seem to have failed to those that overwork – heating or cooling more than the temperature settings dictate – a thermostat throwing fits can masquerade as an appliance problem. Before calling out HVAC repair companies, […]

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