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Cut A/C Costs With a Programmable Thermostat

One big problem with setback thermostats is that they can be tough to program. Remember VCRs? The 2009 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) commonly referred to as “the energy code”, requires at least one clock setback thermostat be installed in a new home.  Setback thermostats- When properly programmed, can help reduce energy use by setting … Read More »

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Furnace Thermostat – Facts You Need To Know About

Everyone has a furnace thermostat in their house, but most people don`t think about it beyond learning how it works to help provide heat for their home. It is a good idea for you to know some imperative facts about the thermostat. The thermostat is the control unit that will control the central heating system … Read More »

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Honeywell Files Lawsuit Alleging Patent Infringement By Nest Labs; Follows Similar Litigation Against Other Manufacturers

MINNEAPOLIS– Honeywell today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Nest Labs, Inc. in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. The lawsuit alleges infringement of seven Honeywell patents related to its thermostat technology. The patents are related to, among other things, simplified methods for operating and programming a thermostat including the use … Read More »

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A Mobile Ecosystem Slowly Grows Around Home Energy

Home energy management is still an early-adopter trend for most normal consumers, but as mobile operators and device makers get more involved in selling network access and special energy monitoring devices, the sector may hit the mainstream in a year or two. Several news items out of the Mobile World Congress (MWC), a mobile electronics … Read More »

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IPod of Thermostats Saves Energy With Pizzazz

Apple engineer Tony Fadell was as responsible as anyone short of Steve Jobs for introducing the iPod and iPhone to the world. Now he’s turned his attention to a device as commonplace as it is boring: your home thermostat. Fadell’s Silicon Valley start-up, Nest Labs, has introduced a $249 thermostat designed to learn your habits … Read More »

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