Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Thermostats’

Raising the Thermostat in Summer: How It Helps With Energy Savings

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

When the summer heat rolls in, the first instinct for many homeowners is to turn down the thermostat to keep cool. But this can lead to increased energy waste, costly bills, and wear and tear on your air conditioning system. At Red Rock Mechanical, we believe in providing our customers with efficient and cost-effective solutions to their HVAC needs. Today, we’ll discuss how raising your thermostat in Burlington, VT during summer can help with energy savings while maintaining comfort in your home.

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Know the Limits of Your Home’s Air Conditioner

Monday, May 10th, 2021

thermostat-and-woman-72-degreesSometimes an air conditioning system can seem like a magical device. For centuries, people knew how to create heat when they needed it, but they didn’t have methods that could cool the air aside from using water or opening up windows and doors. Then came the electro-mechanical air conditioner at the start of the twentieth century, and we had devices that could send cool air into a room—air cooler than that outside!—with just a few adjustments.

Of course there’s no “magic” to ACs aside from technology. And air conditioners do have limits. You can’t make your air conditioning system turn your house into a freezer, for example (not that you’d want to). A standard residential thermostat has the lowest setting of 60°F. So what are the limits of your home’s AC, and how can you best use this information?

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Let’s Keep Your Heating an Energy-Saver through the Winter

Monday, December 12th, 2016

No question about it… winter has already arrived here in Vermont. It doesn’t matter that the actual start date of winter is December 21. Vermont’s winter snow doesn’t follow any timetable!

If you’ve already had heating maintenance done for your furnace or heat pump (make sure to do this every fall), then you are already off to a good start with a heating system that will work at the highest energy efficiency throughout the season. But there are more steps you can take now that the winter is here to see that the heater gives you the best value for your comfort until spring arrives:

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Advice for Setting Your Thermostat This Winter

Monday, January 4th, 2016

We probably don’t need to tell you how chilly winters can get in Vermont during January and February. If you’ve already lived here for at least one winter, you should have all the first-hand experience with it you’ll ever need! The heating system in your home will put in a great deal of labor over the next few months, and you can expect an increase in your home’s utility bills.

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Reasons That Your Thermostat Screen Has Gone Blank

Monday, July 20th, 2015

The thermostat is an essential part of your home’s HVAC system. Without it, you have no way to change the temperature in the house or even turn your air conditioning and heating system on and off. If you use a digital thermostat (and you should; they are far more precise and effective than older manual models), a problem you might encounter at one point is discovering that thermostat screen has gone blank, and pushing the buttons does nothing to change it and it won’t turn the HVAC system on or off.

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