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Thermostat Installation Services in Blacklick, OH

Blacklick Heating & Cooling offers a line of Wi-Fi, smart, and programmable thermostats that are state-of-the-art, affordable, and have a wide range of options with user-friendly features to help save you money and optimize comfort in your Columbus, Ohio area home. Overall, this makes them awesome investments that pay for themselves in no time. In addition to saving money on energy costs, the smart thermostats we offer can help you monitor your home’s air quality and automate system optimization.

At Blacklick Heating & Cooling, our line of high-quality thermostats are smart home-friendly, extremely tech-savvy, and easy to install, and they lower your energy costs and help you monitor and control your home’s ventilation, air purity and relative humidity. If you’re interested in having us install a smart thermostat in your Blacklick area home, call us today.

(614) 245-2572

At What Temperature Should a Thermostat be Set?

Deciding what temperature to set your thermostat can be tricky if you’re on a budget and you live with others. To help you find a comfortable balance between comfort and energy savings, we present the following:

When it’s cold outside:

Sometimes it takes a little trial and error finding that sweet spot temperature in a home, regardless of whether you are more interested in comfort or savings. A general rule of thumb for energy-saving heating is to set it at 68° F. For more comfort, you might raise it 1 or 2 degrees at a time. Remember to dress warm indoors for savings. And if you can take it lower, turn the temperature down 1 or 2 degrees at a time.

When it’s hot outside:

Nothing beats the relief of a cool, humidity-controlled home during those sweltering days of summer here in Ohio. To pinpoint your happy zone, try setting your A/C at 72° F for a good mix of comfort and energy efficiency. From there, you can adjust it as needed.

To save money :

According to the Department of Energy, a homeowner can save up to 10% every year on cooling and heating just by setting the thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees from the normal level for a mere eight hours a day. With this in mind, at nighttime when you’re sleeping and/or during the day while you’re away, save yourself some hard-earned money and make the necessary adjustments.

  • During the winter: Try turning the heat down and bundling up — wear a sweater or light jacket, fuzzy slippers, thermals or thicker clothing. Open window coverings to allow natural sunlight in and let Mother Nature help warm your home.
  • During the summer: Try turning up the A/C temperature and use fans as much as possible — either a free-standing box fan or a ceiling fan. Close window coverings to minimize the sun’s warming effect.
  • All year long: Get a programmable thermostat that can automatically adjust the temperature for comfort when you are home or awake. Some of these models will also “learn” your patterns and automatically adjust to help maintain both comfort and energy savings. And, Wi-Fi thermostats give you even more flexibility with comfort control from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Our Wi-Fi thermostats must be connected to Wi-Fi for remote connectivity.
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Blacklick Heating & Cooling Presents:

A Homeowner's Guide to Thermostats

Installing a new programmable, smart, or Wi-Fi thermostat is one of the simplest ways to improve your comfort and cut your energy costs by as much as 33%. We at Blacklick Heating & Cooling carry a variety of thermostats for Columbus, OH homeowners to choose from:

Honeywell T10 Thermostat in Troy, OH

Honeywell T10

The Honeywell T10 Pro Smart Thermostat works with Smart Room Sensors to help you adjust the temperature and humidity from anywhere and stay cozy in the rooms that matter. This makes for a great addition to your current HVAC system. Place sensors where you want to see each room's temperature and humidity.

Google Nest Thermostat

Google Nest

Meet the Google Nest Thermostat. It can turn itself down to save energy when you leave the house. You can control it from anywhere with the Google Home app – whether you’re running an errand or on vacation. You can even change the temperature without getting off the couch. Just say, “Hey Google, turn up the heat.” The Nest Thermostat looks out for your HVAC system with HVAC Monitoring.

Honeywell T6 Pro Thermostat

Honeywell T6 Pro

Connected, simple and smart, the Honeywell T6 Smart Thermostat is ENERGY STAR® certified and adapts to your lifestyle. It can learn your preferred comfort levels over time and heats or cools on schedule. If plans change, it's easy to adjust your home's temperature from any of your connected devices.

Honeywell T1 Thermostat

Honeywell T1

The Honeywell T1 Pro Non-Programmable Thermostat is one of the best choices in terms of temperature control on the market. Features include simple installation, push-button control, sleek aesthetic, easy to read display, 24 Vac systems; gas, oil, electric warm air; hot water coil; gas, oil, electric hydronic; or steam / gravity systems, up to 1 heat or 1 cool conventional systems, 5 to 90% RH, non-condensing operating humidity range (% RH), battery or hardwired power method.

Ecobee 5

Ecobee 5

Experience enhanced comfort, increased savings, and advanced control with SmartThermostat with voice control and included SmartSensor. SmartSensor keeps you comfortable where you are, not just where your thermostat is. Place SmartSensor in the bedroom, office, or child’s room for total comfort and control. SmartThermostat with voice control comes with Alexa Built-in and a re-engineered speaker for rich sound.

Carrier Infinity System

Carrier Infinfity

The Infinity system is our most advanced heating and cooling system, and it will redefine what comfort is for you. Connected, intelligent, and efficient, the industry-leading Infinity System gives you maximum control and unsurpassed comfort by helping minimize temperature swings and hot and cold spots within your home while saving you money on energy costs. It's the ultimate expression of our expertise and innovation—designed to give you the ideal indoor environment with the least amount of effort.

Need a professional opinion? Call Blacklick Heating & Cooling now! (614) 245-2572.

Benefits of a Thermostat Upgrade for Your Blacklick, OH Home

Did you know that heating and cooling account for around half of the average home’s energy costs? A smart thermostat allows for greater control and automation over a home’s climate and temperature — control that could save a homeowner a bundle on energy costs during the summer and winter.

Here are 4 Benefits of a Thermostat Upgrade:

  • Adjust the Temperature Remotely

    Whether you’re coming home early from work, still in bed and wanting it a bit warmer, or heading home from the airport — if you’ve got your mobile device handy, you’ve got control of your thermostat!

  • Conserve Energy

    One of the biggest perks of having a smart thermostat is the money savings on home heating and cooling bills. It does this by nudging you towards energy-saving settings in a host of ways. Depending on your current habits and preferences, letting the smart thermostat manage your home’s climate automatically saves you money. The Nest Learning Thermostat encourages energy-saving options by awarding “Leaf” badges and offering easy tips in the monthly energy reports for even bigger energy savings.

  • Evaluate Your Energy Usage

    Nest, Ecobee, and some other brands allow you to track your energy usage and show it to you in an easy-to-read monthly report. If you want to know how much your heat ran last month, a report can let you know. It can also tell you how much energy you used compared to other users and reward you for using energy-efficient settings.

  • Keep an Eye on Your Home

    Your smart thermostat is like a window into your home. You can check the companion app while you’re away from home to see if the heat’s running (and at what temperature). Got a second home? A smart thermostat is a great way to confirm the place is running smoothly while you’re away as well.

What is Indoor Air Quality?

When you own a home, comfort shouldn’t be your only consideration when it comes to HVAC equipment. When it comes to Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality is an extremely important issue as well, and an issue that all-too-often gets overlooked or neglected.

This is often the case because most homeowners feel that air pollution is strictly an outdoor problem. Nevertheless, studies indicate this is false. It turns out the air inside a lot of workplaces and homes is far more polluted and toxic than the air outside. 

The EPA defines Indoor Air Quality as the quality of air inside a building or home and how it relates to the people inside the building or home. In general, Indoor Air Quality has a tangible and sometimes profoundly negative effect on our health in addition to our overall well-being, mood and energy levels.

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Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

With the majority of Americans spending more than 21 hours per day indoors, the air quality inside their homes has more of an effect on them than most people think. If the quality of air in a dwelling isn’t sufficient, it can have a negative impact on health and the home itself. Recent studies actually show the air in a lot of modern homes can be up to five times as toxic and polluted than the air outdoors, where nature has a wide range of ways of cleaning and purifying it and recycling it. All you have to do is consider how tightly insulated almost all modern homes and workplaces are intentionally made and it becomes obvious why HVAC experts and health officials advise homeowners to consider certain indoor air quality products to use in conjunction with their HVAC equipment.

Because modern dwellings are sealed air tight, if a home has indoor pollution it can get trapped inside and recirculated without proper filtration and ventilation. Then, on top of that, there can be issues with humidity, mildew and mold. More often than not, the use of a humidifier, dehumidifier or air purifier goes a long way when used alongside a heating or cooling system. Additionally, UV Lights and other air filtration products can benefit a homeowner tremendously.

Otherwise, if air quality is poor, short-term health implications can surface after a single exposure, or multiple times being exposed. Those short-term symptoms can irritate the nose, the eyes, the throat, and the skin. Or, it can cause fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. In the worst possible situations, officials say, long-term exposure to certain kinds of indoor air pollution can cause heart disease, respiratory illness and even cancer. Because of things like this, testing is essential.

WIth Indoor Air Quality being such a relevant health issue today, we at Blacklick Heating & Cooling advise homeowners to take certain measures to safeguard their health and the health of their loved ones against indoor air pollution. We also recommend keeping humidity in optimal range and regularly having preventative maintenance performed on your HVAC equipment.

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Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality for Blacklick, OH Homeowners

The quality of air in a dwelling is important for more than merely reasons of comfort. Clean Indoor Air Quality is also important for a happy and healthy life. Because the air we breathe is considered the essence of life, poor air quality has a major impact on your family’s well-being and health.

Here are 4 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality:

  • Upgrade Air Filters

    Making sure your HVAC systems’ air filters get replaced on a regular basis is essential for not only indoor air quality, but also in order to get the most out of your system. Furnace filters need to be checked nearly every month during the winter. Additionally, upgrading to a HEPA filter will go a long way at cleaning out the air and improving air quality.

  • Keep Up with Cleaning

    In addition to keeping rugs and carpets clean to improve air quality, including regular cleaning and vacuuming into your regular routine will go a long way in helping keep your home’s air quality optimal. Doing so prevents this stuff from building up.

  • Seasonal Maintenance

    Staying current and consistent with the maintenance on your home comfort systems is essential for comfort and air quality. In fact, being proactive with all HVAC equipment enables it to run smoothly and do its job the way it was designed to do it. Being proactive always pays off in the long run.

  • Get an Air Purifier

    Air purifiers not only improve your air quality, they also help your HVAC system capture free-floating dirt, dust, dander, pollen, and other allergens in your home. This helps your HVAC system make air filters last longer and reduce the stress from poor airflow. They can also kill bacteria, mold and viruses and remove strange odors from the air as well as chemical emissions. Learn more about the iWave-R Air Purifier and the Reme Halo.

Need a professional opinion? Call Blacklick Heating & Cooling now! (614) 245-2572.