A comfortable home is a happy home. Trane thermostats and controls can manage your home’s energy use, adjust temperature and humidity levels, turn on and off lights, lock and unlock doors and check your security cameras. All of this can be managed remotely through computers, tablets and most smartphones. So, they really are more than just thermostats. They’re the central hub for your home.
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Discover connected thermostats
With a connected thermostat, you can control the temperature of your home remotely through your smartphone or computer. If you want to turn your home into a smart home, a connected thermostat is a great way to start. You can control lights, locks and your indoor temperature all from one system.
EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS
Which thermostat is right for you?
You get to choose the connected control or the traditional thermostat that’s right for your home. If you want to control your thermostat over Wi-fi, a connected control might be right for you. If you have a regular routine, a traditional programmable thermostat could be a great fit for your lifestyle. Programmable thermostats can be set for multiple days at a time, so you don’t have to worry about adjusting the temperature each morning and night.
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What’s worse than a major home maintenance disaster? How about several major home maintenance disasters at once? For the quarter-million families who have their homes ruined and their lives disrupted each winter because of frozen water pipes, frigid nights can very quickly turn to ongoing, inconvenient, extremely expensive ordeals.
In cold and warmer climates alike, pipes freeze for a combination of three central reasons: quick drops in temperature, poor insulation, and thermostats set too low. Both plastic and copper pipes can burst when they freeze, and recovering from frozen pipes is not as simple as calling a plumber. A 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, causing flooding, serious structural damage, and the immediate potential for mold.
In the United States, frozen pipes cause a huge amount of damage each year; unlike natural disasters, this disaster is largely preventable. By taking a few simple precautions, you can help save yourself the mess, money, and aggravation frozen pipes cause.
Your Best Bet: Don’t Let It Happen
There are a number of preventative steps you can take to keep your pipes from freezing. Here are a few simple tips:
Before The Cold
Remember the three central causes of frozen pipes? Quick drops in temperature, poor insulation, and thermostats set too low. You can prepare by protecting your home during the warmer months. Here’s how:
-Insulate pipes in your home’s crawl spaces and attic, even if you live in a climate where freezing is uncommon. Exposed pipes are most susceptible to freezing. Remember: The more insulation you use, the better protected your pipes will be.
-Heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables can be used to wrap pipes. Be sure to use products approved by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratories Inc., and only for the use intended (exterior or interior). Closely follow all manufacturers’ installation and operation instructions.
-Seal leaks that allow cold air inside near where pipes are located. Look for air leaks around electrical wiring, dryer vents, and pipes, and use caulk or insulation to keep the cold out. With severe cold, even a tiny opening can let in enough cold air to cause a pipe to freeze.
-Before winter hits, disconnect garden hoses and, if possible, use an indoor valve to shut off and drain water from pipes leading to outside faucets. This reduces the chance of freezing in the short span of pipe just inside the house.
When The Mercury Drops
Even if you’ve taken the right preventative steps, extreme weather conditions can still harm your pipes. Here are a few more steps you can take:
-A trickle of hot and cold water might be all it takes to keep your pipes from freezing. Let warm water drip overnight, preferably from a faucet on an outside wall.
-Keep your thermostat set at the same temperature during both day and night. You might be in the habit of turning down the heat when you’re asleep, but further drops in the temperature – more common overnight – could catch you off guard and freeze your pipes.
-Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to un-insulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.
If the temperature drops and you think your pipes are in danger, call Northeast Heating & Cooling www.northeasthc.com at (800) 691-0122 for an inspection and service.
SMART HOME AUTOMATION
At Northeast Heating & Cooling, we consider a smart home to be connected and communicating with itself and you, no matter if you’re at home or away.
Smart homes are modern homes installed with communicating technology that have controls accessible via internet-enabled computers, smartphones or tablets. They allow you to monitor temperatures and manage energy use for optimal efficiency and comfort. Some systems even link into security features like locks, lights and cameras.
SMART TRANE PRODUCTS
We consider every Trane product to be smart, built to last and rigorously tested for reliability. That includes smart home technology like the ComfortLink™ and ComfortLink™ II communicating controls, along with furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners with communicating capability.
NEXIA™ HOME INTELLIGENCE
Talk about increasing your comfort level when you’re away from home. With Nexia™ Home Intelligence and a Trane ComfortLink™ or ComfortLink™ II communicating control, you and your home are connected and capable partners even when separated by miles. Use your remote power to turn up the heat on your way home from work and step into comfort, or make heating and cooling adjustments while on vacation as the seasons change. Set Nexia™ to send you alerts should your heating or cooling system need service after you leave. Create weekly schedules on the road from your laptop or smart phone. Nexia™ Home Intelligence puts you in complete control—and it’s a great feeling.
- Reduce energy consumption up to 15% compared to traditional non-programmable thermostats.
- Reduce energy consumption by scheduling Z-Wave®-enabled lights and small appliances to be on only when needed.
- Check the status of your Schlage wireless keypad locks, open and lock, monitor activity and change codes remotely.
- Get text and email alerts on specific entry codes so you know who is home.
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If you have not done so already it’s time to have us perform preventative maintenance for the winter heating season here in the northeast. Having us check your system will increase the life of the system, improve energy efficiency, reduce pollutants and save money.
A dirty furnace filter can restrict airflow and increase energy use in your home. Keeping your furnace clean, lubricated and properly adjusted can save about 5 percent on heating costs. To increase the efficiency of your furnace, replace or clean filters once a month during operating seasons.
KNOW YOUR FURNACE
A furnace is a part of the heating system in which the combustion of fossil fuel and transfer of heat occurs. Furnaces can be fueled by natural gas or oil.
WHAT IT IS
A gas furnace is the heating component in a majority of systems in colder weather climates. It converts gas to heat. Another option is an oil furnace that uses oil as its fuel instead of natural gas. The main components to a furnace include burners and heat exchanger, blower and controls. Trane gas and oil furnaces are built to perform again and again, year after year. Beyond performance, we also provide options for energy-efficient operation. In fact, some of our furnaces operate at over 95% efficiency, which means that 95% of the fuel you pay for is actually converted into heat for your home.
HOW IT WORKS
A gas furnace, or forced-air heating system, reacts when the room air temperature drops below your programmed setting on the thermostat. The silicone nitride igniter lights a burner inside the combustion chamber. The heat created is then pushed into the heat exchanger, where the air is then heated. This newly heated air moves through the ductwork and into the rooms of the house. The combustion gases used to create the heat are vented through a flue in the roof or wall.
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