Aloha recommends Nest the Learning Thermostat. Yes, you can replace your White-Rodgers with a NEST.
If you opted in to an energy demand reduction program that allows a power company to control your home’s thermostat, you better check to see if it’s been recalled.
White-Rodgers of St. Louis recalled almost 200,000 programmable thermostats sold through energy conservation programs nationwide and in Canada because the AA batteries that power its clock can leak and risk sparking a fire, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The company received three reports of minor property damage. What happens is the thermostats constantly charge the backup AA batteries, which can make them leak and short the circuit. So far, no one has been hurt, the CPSC said.
More than 40 utility companies and various HVAC wholesalers sold the China-made thermostats to consumers from January 2005 through August 2010 for about $150 each.
About 180,000 were sold in the U.S. and 8,300 in Canada, mostly in Ontario.
The recall involved all White-Rodgers programmable thermostats with model numbers 1F88-XXX and 1F85RF-275 and the date codes beginning with 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 and 1001 through 1039.
The model numbers can be found on the thermostat’s front pull-down panel door. The date code can be seen inside the removable front cover.
Consumers should take the two AA batteries out of the thermostat and call White-Rodgers for a free repair kit at (888) 624-1901 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. Eastern, Monday through Friday.
You can also register your thermostat with the company. In some cases, removing the batteries can cause the furnace to turn off. If that happens, replace the batteries and contact your utility provider and White-Rodgers to schedule service.
In December, more than 2 million electric portable heaters sold through Walmart were recalled after 21 incidents including fires that injured four consumers.
This post was written by roilifter | January 17, 2011
If you’re comfortable installing a light fixture, you can install Nest. If not, you can buy direct with installation from us. After install, we will complete an energy saving preformance tune-up on your system. Call now for more information and complete details.Once your new Nest the Learning Thermostat is installed by our certified professional, the next thing to do is teach NEST to save! Nest will do what you tell it, so teach it energy saving habits: turn the temperature down at night or when you leave the house, and don’t turn the temperature too high or low.
After the first week of training is complete. Your new thermostat will watch your energy use and Energy saving features like Auto-Away™ and Energy Historywill become available as Nest learns. Auto-Away turns heating and cooling down automatically when no one is home, saving energy when you don’t need it. Energy History shows you how much energy you’ve used daily.
The Nest Leaf appears when you’re saving energy. Changing the temperature just one degree can cut your energy use up to 5%. The Leaf guides you in the right direction every time you turn the Dial. Nest learns to know you! By the eight day, Nest has made a schedule for your home. One-off temperature changes won’t confuse it, but change the temperature a couple of days in a row and Nest will catch on and adjust its schedule. Lower the temperature two Mondays in a row and Nest will remember for next week. Access Nest Online. After an unseasonably warm day, you log in to nest.com from the office to adjust the temperature at home. If you have multiple thermostats, you can view and manage each individually from one Nest Account. When your Nest is connected to Wi-Fi, you can change the temperature, adjust your schedule and check local weather from anywhere. Nest is with you no the go. Use the Nest Mobile app to connect to your thermostat from a smart phone. Getting in early? Change the temperature miles from home. You will love watching the savings add up. If you teach Nest well, you’ll see the savings on your energy bill. And since Nest is always learning and improving, you can expect the savings to continue.
This post was written by roilifter | December 10, 2010
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