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FAQ'S - General Heating Questions

What does HVAC stand for?
A:

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

Should I close the registers and doors to areas of the home that I do not use on a regular basis?
A:

No. Every system is designed to heat and cool a certain number of square feet. By closing registers and doors in certain rooms, you disrupt and decrease the system’s airflow and efficiency. Your system will have to work harder to heat or cool less space, making it stop and start more and become less efficient.

At what temperature should I set my thermostat?
A:

Temperature settings depend on the time of year and your personal preferences. In the winter 68° to 72° Fahrenheit or 19° to 21° Celsius is generally the setting range that most people prefer. Remember, when leaving your house; try to avoid drastic temperature changes. Do not set your temperature back more than 5° Celsius or 4° to 8° Fahrenheit; this will cause your unit to work harder to achieve the desired temperature setting.

What are the advantages of a programmable thermostat?
A:

Because they are electronic, programmable thermostats are more accurate and efficient than thermostats that contain mercury. Plus, they allow you to automatically control the temperature in your home at different times of day without ever touching your thermostat.

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