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  1. Save Money with a High-Tech Thermostat

    If you want to save money by setting back your thermostat at night, use a two-stage thermostat on a two-stage furnace.

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  1. Thermostat Not Working?

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    Does your house have to get really cold before the furnace kicks in, even though your thermostat is set to 68 degrees? You might need a new thermostat . Or it could be as simple as leveling your existing thermostat and adjusting its thermometer and anticipator. Here’s how.

  2. How to Adjust a Mechanical Thermostat

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    HVAC units that cycle on and off quickly or erratically may just need minor thermostat adjustments. Check level first, then take a look at the heat anticipator.

  3. Car Care: How to Replace a Thermostat

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    Replacing a car's thermostat (or T-stat) is an easy and inexpensive repair, and in most cases will cure an overheating or no-heat problem, sparing the time and expense needed for expert diagnostics.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Bob Vila Radio: Programmable Thermostats - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    If you’ve still got an old mercury or mechanical contact thermostat , it’s easy to forget to adjust it when you leave ...

  2. Choose a Programmable Thermostat - Bob Vila's Blog

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    FromBobVila.com

    Looking for a small home improvement that yields big results? Choose a programmable thermostat instead of a mechanical one, and you could reduce your home's overall energy usage year-round.

  3. Choose a Programmable Thermostat - Bob Vila's Blog

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    FromBobVila.com

    Looking for a small home improvement that yields big results? Choose a programmable thermostat instead of a mechanical one, and you could reduce your home's overall energy usage year-round.

  4. How To: Install a Programmable Thermostat - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    Install a programmable thermostat and save between 5% and 15% on your monthly heating and cooling bills. The work takes less than an hour, and with many models available for less than $25.

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Adjust Your Water Heater to Save Energy

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    Learn how to adjust your water heater to save money.

  2. Tips To Improve Water Heater Energy Efficiency

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    Jim Connors from Rheem explains the top tips to improve water heater energy efficiency.

  3. How to Get the Most Out Of Central Air-Conditioning

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    Lower your A/C bills by making sure your system is operating at peak efficiency.

  4. How to Make Your Home Energy Efficient

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    John Walker, Energy Efficiency Expert from SolarCity, provides tips on how to make your home more energy efficient.

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Blog Posts

  1. Lennox iComfort Brings WiFi to Your Thermostat

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    The smart home revolution is taking hold and one area of constant innovation is the thermostat . Having complete control over the heating and cooling is vital to saving energy and money and a new breed of thermostats does more than just maintain a constant temperature. The iComfort from Lennox is ...

  2. When a car thermostat fails

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    Your car’s thermostat is a really simple device. But if it fails, your engine can overheat and self-destruct. Here’s how thermostats work and how they fail. The manufacturers inject a mixture of ground-up brass and wax into a copper cup (called...( read more )

  3. DIY Car Care: Summertime Thermostat Advice

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    My DIY friends sometimes ask me if they should install a “summer” thermostat in their vehicle (or remove the thermostat altogether) to help it run cooler in hot weather. My answer is always the same—absolutely not! When you start up...( read more )

  4. September 19, 2012 AsktheBuilder Newsletter & Tips

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    FromAsk the Builder

    In this Newsletter, the garage door is installed in the shed, a video on why your roof doesn't collapse, the Handyman Online Classes are coming, a problem with the clothes dryer, Milwaukee Router tool review, poor search engine results, a fall to-do checklist and power tools are dangerous!

  5. Lowe's Launches Iris - A Smart Home Solution

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    The smart home market is booming and technology companies are jumping at the chance to help you control and monitor your home's systems which include temperature, security and energy use. For the first time a national retailer is entering this space and it isn't another tech giant but Lowe's, the ...

  6. How To Modify Your Brinkmann Smoker for Peak Performance

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    Brinkmann makes one of the cheapest smokers around. For about $40 you've got a decent charcoal smoker that can also be used as a grill and is large enough to handle pork butt, chickens and ribs (maybe not all at the same time). For the 4th of July we picked up the Brinkmann Smoke n' Grill from Home ...

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