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Have you ever wondered what is the most basic, but also the most essential “spare parts” to keep in your home to quickly rectify possible simple issues that might occur in your HVAC system, especially the thermostat?  If you have a Honeywell thermostat that runs on batteries, the most important “spare parts” will be a set of fresh batteries. If the thermostat’s batteries are depleted, or one of them has gone bad, your thermostat, and thus the whole system, will not work.  So, apart from always having fresh batteries available, it is essential that you know where the batteries are stored in the thermostat and how to replace them. In this article, I’ll discuss various aspects you have to be aware of regarding thermostats and their batteries, and I’ll also provide you with step-by-step guidelines on how to replace the batteries. Do all Honeywell thermostats use batteries? Although most Honeywell…

Your HVAC’s thermostat is your communication center with your system. You need a thermostat to turn any HVAC device on or off or adjust the temperature in your home. But, when your thermostat’s screen goes blank, it is as if you don’t have a thermostat. So, when this happens, you must fix it as soon as possible to regain control of your HVAC system. But is it possible for you to troubleshoot and fix the issue yourself? Troubleshooting a blank thermostat display screen is relatively easy, and the cause can, in many instances, be found and rectified by you without calling a technician or purchasing a new thermostat. The problem can be as simple as a loose connection or a screen with the level of brightness so low that it seems blank.   In this article, we’ll look at possible causes of the issue and provide general tips on fixing…

There are HVAC thermostats available that not only attend to the temperature in your home but can also sense and even control the humidity level in your home. The questions many people want to be answered are why they should be worried about the humidity level in their homes, and if they have to attend to it, what role can their HVAC systems and thermostats play. And they want to know which thermostat with humidity control is the best. You have to “worry” about the humidity level in your home. You can have the ideal temperature in your home, but fungi and mold can flourish if the humidity percentage is too high. And that can lead to health issues. Fortunately, your HVAC system can with the right thermostat, help to sense and control the humidity levels in your home. And there are several excellent thermostats with humidity control available. …

When you have to replace the existing older thermostat in your home, you might wonder whether you have to purchase a smart thermostat, or will a less pricy programmable thermostat be suitable. The problem is most probably that you don’t know what to choose because you don’t know what the differences and similarities between the two types of thermostats are. Both programmable and smart thermostats allow you to program your home’s cooling and heating system. Smart thermostats, however, go further and are designed to learn your behavior over time and then automatically adjust the temperature in your home to accommodate your habits and preferences. You can also communicate with your smart thermostat remotely via an app on your mobile device. In this article, we’ll have a look at the similarities and differences between programmable and smart thermostats. If you understand the differences and know what the benefits of each…

Nowadays, almost every homeowner is talking about their new multi-zone thermostats, and although you have a zoned home, you still have a separate thermostat for every zone. Now you are wondering what exactly a multi-zone thermostat is and what the benefits of having one installed are.  A multi-zone thermostat is a smart thermostat that controls multiple zones in your house with the help of individual smart sensors in every zone. It means that you only have one thermostat which controls all the HVAC zones individually. This is also one of the important benefits of having a multi-level thermostat – you do all the programming on only one thermostat. In this article, we’ll discuss how a multi-zone thermostat works and how it differs from a multi-zoned home with more than one thermostat. We’ll also provide a shortlist of four of the best multi-zone thermostats available. And we’ll end with short notes…

There have been more than 30 million units of smart thermostats sold in the USA since the first smart thermostat has been available in the marketplace. Millions of these units are currently still in use, with probably the most of them in home HVAC systems. Unfortunately, thermostats sometimes stop working or encounter other problems. Homeowners have two main questions. The one question is whether there are common problems causing thermostats not to work or do different brands encounter different problems. The second question is whether the issues can be solved in a DIY manner or do you have to get a professional to attend to the problems.   Most thermostats stop working or encounter problems because of common problems such as loose connections and low batteries. But there are also a few problems that are unique to specific brands or are more frequently experienced with specific brands. Fortunately, most of…

If your home’s current HVAC system is without a C or common wire and you have to replace the thermostat, you might wonder whether there are state-of-the-art smart thermostats that don’t need a C wire. Or do you have to rewire your system to add a C wire? There are thermostats that don’t need a C wire to work. Many modern thermostats work with a C wire but are designed to also work without the wire if needed. Generally, they come with a power adapter that makes it possible. Most brands such as Nest, Ecobee, Wyze, and Honeywell nowadays offer thermostats that can work without a C wire.  In this article, we list nine thermostats from seven well-known brands that can work without a C wire and briefly give the most important features of each. 1. Nest E and Nest 3 Generation Thermostats Nest 3rd Gen thermostat Check price…

Purchasing a new thermostat for the HVAC system in your home is not something you have to do frequently. When you then, due to circumstances, have to purchase a new thermostat you might wonder how to choose the right one. You probably have many questions such as: Is it better to compare different thermostats in detail instead of just asking a few friends their opinion? Are there specific brands to look at? What are the aspects I have to compare? Yes, you have to compare different thermostats to enable you to find the one that suits your circumstances the best. And you have to compare aspects like price, energy-saving capabilities, compatibility, and control via your smartphone.  Are there specific brands to look at? For years Ecobee and Honeywell thermostats have been trusted by clients and a comparison of their models is a good starting point. Ecobee4 Thermostat Ecobee 4 thermostat…

Amazon Smart Thermostat is the first-ever product launched by Amazon in the thermostat market. It is equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, humidity sensors, scheduling, and location-based features like temperature control. All of that will only cost you $60. Being one of the cheapest smart thermostats on the market, it doesn’t mean you can’t trust the product. Amazon has partnered with Resideo, the parent company of Honeywell Home, a popular thermostat brand, to come up with its own smart thermostat. If this is your first time buying a thermostat, you might not know how to install one. You do have the option to hire Amazon Home Services or call a local HVAC technician to do the installation. But if you are willing to do it yourself, you can take the help of this article, which will guide you through the entire process – from installation to set up on the app. Let’s…

When you see the “Cool on” light on your Honeywell thermostat blinks you perhaps don’t know whether it is “normal” or not.  Probably you are used to seeing it blinking from time to time but now it is flashing continuously. As this flashing is now going on for a few hours, or even a few days, you start to wonder when is a blinking “Cool on” light normal and when do you have to start troubleshooting.  And if you have to troubleshoot, where do you start looking for possible causes? And if you’ve found a fault, how do you fix it? When the “Cool on” light blinks on your Honeywell thermostat, it’s not necessarily a sign that there is something that needs fixing. When the light blinks only for a few minutes and then turns off or becomes a solid light, it means your air conditioning unit has started to…