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It's a fact that heating and cooling makes up the largest chunk of most of the average energy bill. The good news it with a small investment starting at as little as $99 you can save thousands on annual heating and cooling costs. Regardless of what kind of HVAC system you have, you can save money without sacrificing comfort by installing a programmable thermostat.

Increased Energy-Efficient

How would you like to save up to 33% on your energy bills without sacrificing comfort? A basic programmable thermostat comes with preset temperature settings for different times of the day. A lower temperature when the rooms are unoccupied will use less energy which will lead to savings on your energy bill.

Advanced Technology

If you’re a technology buff or just like the thought of a large, easy to use touchscreen, some of the latest models offer greater control, easy programming, and access via your computer or smartphone.

Precise Temperature Control

A digital thermostat can be programmed to lower the temperature when rooms are empty, which saves you money. Additionally, it can be set so it automatically raises the temperature when rooms are occupied.

The heating and air conditioning experts at Maxwell Plumb will install your new thermostat, show you how to program it correctly. So call Maxwell Plumb Today and start saving right away!
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:06

Warm Weather Thermostat Tips

The thermostat is the brains of your heating and cooling system. In order for the thermostat to provide the best balance of comfort and efficiency, it must be programmed for each climate and adjusted to a building's comfort needs. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your thermostat during the cooling season.

1. Program Your Thermostat

It's not uncommon to find people using their programmable thermostat as a simple on-off switch for their heating and cooling system, never realizing the potential for energy savings and increased comfort that the device is capable of providing.

Programmable thermostats work by shutting off systems when a space is empty, so you are not wasting money heating and cooling an empty building. They do this by running according to a schedule that you program based on the hours that you are home.

By scheduling the thermostat to heat and cool around your schedule you will see immediate savings on your energy bill

2. Optimize temperature Settings. To program a thermostat for the best mix of comfort and energy efficiency, we recommend setting your thermostat as follows:

Set the thermostat to 78 degrees and set it at 85 degrees when the building is unoccupied.

In the spring and fall these temperatures can be adjusted based on the greater degree of temperature changes from day to night.

3. Optimize Humidity Levels

Humidity plays a large role in indoor comfort. While it may be only 80 degrees outside, it can feel like 95 when the humidity levels are high.

Some thermostats offer humidity control, enabling more energy-efficient cooling and heating. Systems that operate at variable speeds can also help control humidity levels by drawing air across the coil slowly to remove more moisture when starting up.


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Tuesday, 04 February 2014 20:56

The Benefits of Smart Thermostats

The Benefits of Smart Thermostats

Mobile technology has connected virtually every aspect of our lives and put a world of information at our fingertips. As our homes are becoming more and more connected, the thermostat is also become more hi-tech and capable. But how do the new smart thermostats work, and are they a good investment that will save you money?

Traditional thermostats adjust the indoor air temperature by working as a simple control input for a home's heating and cooling system. You simply set the temperature and the device keeps your home within that range near the thermostat's physical location.

With the arrival of programmable thermostats homeowners could tailor the temperature of their home by programming the thermostat to turn on and off based on the day and time when the house would be occupied. This meant the heating or cooling system could be off when you were away from home.

Today's "smart" thermostats take the programmable thermostats to the next level by learning a household's routine and allowing hoeowners to monitor and change the temperature remotely using mobile applications. They can also provide real time feedback on energy consumption, weather forecasts and even adapt the temperature based on conditions like humidity levels.

The Nest Thermostat

One of the first smart thermostats to market was The Nest thermostat. It combines sleek design with a bright full color display to provide homeowners with useful information, combined with convenient remote apps designed to help cut energy consumption. The Nest is a learning thermostat that senses if a home is occupied, whether the air is suddenly getting humid, and other factors that allow it to custom tailor the indoor environment.

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Honeywell's Smart Thermostat offers convenience and style, letting you monitor your home's temperature and the weather. It features:
  • Simple set-up that adjusts temperatures to fit your daily life. Onscreen Help" button answers questions as you go
  • Know about extreme indoor temperatures. Stay up-to-date on local weather conditions.
  • Smart Response gives you the right temperature at the right time
  • Choose a color scheme that blends with your home's decor or adds contrast
  • Free app with no monthly fee
  • Simple set-up with one touch weather and smart alerts
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  • Maxwell Plumb Does Your Home Need a Dehumidifier? Written by Maxwell Plumb

    During a typical New York summer the air can be hot and muggy outside, which can mean excess moisture inside. Excessive indoor humidity is not just uncomfortable, it can lead to unhealthy mold, musty odors and condensation that can damage wood surfaces and paint.

    In today's tight, well insulated homes, excess moisture can make your air conditioner work harder to keep the air cool and dry. To help keep the air dryer, a dehumidifier can be an effective solution.

    How does a dehumidifier work?
    As warm, humid air is blown across a cold coil by a fan, moisture condenses into liquid, which can be removed through a drain pipe. The dry air then passes over a warm coil and is added back into the room. Dehumidifiers are controlled by an instrument called a dehumidistat, which turns the unit on and off depending on the amount of moisture detected in the air. The level of moisture is controlled by a dehumidistat, which turns the unit on and off. A dehumidifier's capacity is measured in pints of water removed every 24 hours.

    Carrier Whole Home Dehumidifers
    A whole house dehumidifier is designed to work in conjunction with your home's heating and air conditioning system by monitoring and controlling the level of humidity. It operates quietly and is easily maintained by cleaning a filter.

    Have questions about controlling excess humidity in your home? Call Maxwell Plumb, we're here to help.





    Written on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 06:52 in Maxwell Plumb Blog
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