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Programmable Thermostat

Save up to 33% energy costs by purchasing a new programmable thermostat for your heat pump system, line voltage system or single stage heating and cooling system.

HoneyWell TH8110 VisionPro TouchScreen

The first table contains recommended settings for the days you leave the house and go to work. The second table shows settings for days off, you run errands and are home for most of the day. The temperatures we selected, work for most. You may want them to be much hotter or cooler.


Workday Settings

Period Start Time Heat Setting Cool Setting Fan Mode
Wake 5:45 am 70F /  21C 76F / 24C Auto
Leave 7:30 am 62F / 17C 80F / 27C Auto
Return 5:30 pm 70F / 21C 76F / 24C Auto
Sleep 9:30 pm 68F / 20C 76F / 24C Auto

Offday Settings

Period Start Time Heat Setting Cool Setting Fan Mode
Wake 7:30 am 70F / 21C 76F / 24C Auto
Leave 9:00 am 62F / 17C 80F / 27C Auto
Return 1:30 pm 70F / 21C 76F / 24C Auto
Sleep 10:30 pm 68F / 20C 76F / 24C Auto

1. Heat Pump

2. Air Handler -
Matched in size (capacity) and efficiency rating with the heat pump, air handlers circulate conditioned air throughout your home. An air handler contains an inside coil and a blower fan, with the additional possibility of an auxiliary electric strip heater.

3. Air Cleaner - An air cleaner is an integral part of a home comfort system, filtering dust and pollutants out of the air you breathe and keeping your rugs and home furnishings cleaner. Reducing pollen, dust, pet dander, and smoke can help reduce allergy and asthma discomfort as well.

4. Thermostat - The thermostat is the control center for your home comfort system. A digital, programmable thermostat gives you precise temperature control and allows you to program your heating and air conditioning requirements depending upon your lifestyle.

"An Electric Heat Pump can heat your home during the winter and cool it during the summer".

The major parts of a heat pump include:

  Compressor -
This increases the pressure of the refrigerant so that it will accept the maximum amount of heat from the air.

  Condenser -
Coils that move heat to or from the outside air.

  Evaporator -
Coils that move heat to or from the air inside the home.

  Air handler -
Fan that blows the air into the ducts of the home. Components 1, 2, 3 and 4 are found in all standard air conditioners.

  Reversing valve - Changes the heat pump from air conditioning to heating, and vice versa. This is not part of the thermostat.


How it works

Think of a heat pump as a heat juggler. Even in air that’s below freezing temperatures, heat energy is present. When it’s cold outside a heat pump extracts this outside heat and transfers it inside. When it’s warm outside, it reverses directions and acts like an air conditioner, removing heat from your home. One advantage of a heat pump is that it moves heat instead of generating heat, giving you more energy efficiency. Also, it is powered by electricity, so you can save substantially on fuel consumption.

Note: Heat pumps are best for moderate climates, keeping homes warm even when temperatures drop into the low 20s. A supplemental heating source may be needed for lower temperatures.


Heat and Cool Efficiently

As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home's heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system can have a big effect on your utility bills — and your comfort. Take these steps to increase the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.

Change your Air Filter regularly

Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer). If the filter looks dirty after a month, change it. At a minimum, change the filter every 3 months. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool — wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system — leading to expensive maintenance and/or early system failure.

Tune up your HVAC equipment yearly

Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.

Install a programmable thermostat

A programmable thermostat is ideal for people who are away from home during set periods of time throughout the week. Through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $180 every year in energy costs.

Always Install ENERGY STAR qualified heating and cooling equipment.

Replacing your old heating and cooling equipment with new, energy-efficient models is a great start. But to make sure that you get the best performance, the new equipment must be properly installed. That's where we come in!

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