General HVAC Articles

Thermostat Settings: On vs. Auto

December 15, 2023
Thermostat Settings: On vs. Auto. Modern Programming Thermostat in front of Brick Wall. 3d Rendering.

Your preferred setting can depend on several factors, from cost savings to improving your indoor air quality (IAQ). Here is some basic information from our team at Foss Heating & Cooling to get you thinking about a strategy that works best for you and your loved ones.

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Confused on How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat?

October 31, 2023
Confused on How to Set Your Programmable Thermostat? Hand over air vent.

With all the options available for setting your programmable thermostat, it’s easy to get confused. Of course, this defeats the purpose of a programmable thermostat––it’s designed to for you to “set it and forget it,” making your life easier here in Mount Vernon. 

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Why Is Remodeling My Home in the Fall or Winter a Better Time?

September 30, 2023
Why Is Remodeling My Home in the Fall or Winter a Better Time? Female couple choosing swatch colors.

When you come out of winter’s hibernation, you are ready for a change. Warmer weather prompts many a project. You may begin a plan to get healthy, so you adopt new eating habits and exercise. Or maybe you decide to change up your nest. 

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What Is Short Cycling?

February 19, 2022
What is short cycling?

Our team at Foss Heating & Cooling wants you to understand the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful and costly, what causes the problem, and what you can do about it.

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2021
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Happy New Year from Foss Heating & Cooling!

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Seasons Greetings!

December 22, 2020
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Seasons Greetings from Foss Heating & Cooling!

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Our Policy Regarding COVID-19

March 18, 2020

To our clients: As a company that mainly delivers in-home service, we feel it is important to keep you informed of our evolving policy to lower the risk of spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus while we continue to provide you with the high level of service you expect from us. We are following the World…

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Are Wi-Fi Thermostats Cost-Effective?

January 21, 2020
Are Wi-Fi Thermostats Cost-Effective?|

Why are you heating and cooling your home when you are not there? Being able to control your thermostat when you are away is one of the most cost effective energy improvements you can make in your home. Contact us today to learn more!

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How to Save Money on my Heating Bill this Winter

February 8, 2019
Woman warms her frozen hands near an electric fan heater in Mount Vernon

Is your energy bill too high this winter? Are you looking for ways to cut costs? There are a few simple things that you can do at home to save money…

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Why Is My Thermostat Blank?

January 23, 2019
Mid adult hispanic man looks at smart phone for instruction as he learns to use thermostat in his new home. He is touching the digital termostat with his finger. He is standing in front of the stairs leading to the second floor of his home. He is wearing a blue sweater and glasses and has brown hair and a beard.

It’s an “Oh no!” moment when you approach your home’s thermostat and see its screen is blank. Is it serious? Does it mean your furnace, heat pump, or air conditioning is broken? Not necessarily. In fact, most of the time, it’s something minor and can be easily fixed. Here are some of the most frequent…

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