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Smart Thermostat Comparison: Côr™ vs. Nest vs. Honeywell

The marketplace for smart thermostats has exploded in recent years, leaving homeowners with lots of choices – and sometimes lots of confusion. If...

Thermostat Temperature Differential: Does it Help?

Homeowners are always looking for ways to make their homes more efficient and save on energy bills. A lesser-known feature of your thermostat may...

Motion Sensor Thermostats: Do They Save You Money?

Smart thermostats are pretty popular these days because of all their conveniences. But one feature that’s less well known is that many of the new...

Everything You Need to Know About Hybrid Heat

Interest in hybrid heat is on the rise as consumers look for more efficient, cost-effective heating for their homes. But what is hybrid heat? How...

How New Fan Energy Rating could save you 30-50%

The U.S. Department of Energy is launching a new energy conservation standard for residential furnace fans that could save you some serious cash....

How Often Should I Change My Furnace Filter?

Sometimes, the simplest home maintenance chores are the easiest ones to forget. But don’t let changing your furnace filter be one of them. It’s a...

How to Integrate Amazon Echo to Your Smart Thermostat

“Hey, Alexa, set the temperature to 70 degrees." "OK, Google, turn the temperature down two degrees." With home voice assistants like Amazon Echo...

Furnace Flame Sensor 101: What You Need to Know

We all know how important our furnace is — especially in our Upper Midwest winters. Imagine losing heat on one of our sub-zero temp days! At the...

Does Your Furnace Work Harder When It's Colder?

You know the day is coming, don't you? That bone chilling, brain freezing, face numbing cold day that makes us wish we could hibernate until...

What it Costs to Heat a Minnesota Home

Minnesota winters can be harsh — remember the polar vortex of 2014? — and they can cause serious spikes in your gas bill. Of course, not every...

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