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4 Reasons to Get a Smart Thermostat Before the Holidays


"Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother's house we go!" It's a statement that probably describes what most of us experience during the holiday season, traveling around to see family and friends, sometimes for days at a time. Needless to say, the holidays can make things a little hectic (and expensive).

One item that can make your holiday season go a little smoother is a smart thermostat. Find out why these handy gadgets are a must have for the holidays.

  Blakeslee and Son   November 1, 2016   thermostat, heat 0 Comments   Read More

What's Wrong With My Thermostat?

Used to regulate and control heat and cooling, thermostats, for the most part, are reliable instruments. However every once in a while, one can go rogue and instead of detecting the room temperature and activating the HVAC unit, simply do nothing at all. Rogue thermostats have been known to summon heat on a hot day or lower the temp when everyone is already shivering. If you are having a start-up problem, there are several simple measures you can take before calling for the Grand Rapid's heating and cooling experts at Blakeslee & Son.

  Blakeslee and Son   May 26, 2016   thermostat 0 Comments   Read More

Gain Complete Control of Your Home’s Temperature

Stop wasteful heating and cooling with a Wi-Fi thermostat.

Let’s face it, sometimes life can get hectic and it’s a fact that daily schedules can and do change unexpectedly. Do you ever wish you turned down the heat before you left for vacation? Did you just find out that you will be working late and wish you could extend your thermostat’s “away” hours? Well, now you can make adjustments to your thermostat remotely from your smartphone, tablet or PC with the Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat and save up to 30% in energy costs!

  admin   February 9, 2015   Grand Rapids Plumbing, thermostat, Rockford Plumbing, Blog 0 Comments   Read More

Unusual Places to Find Utility Bill Savings This Winter

You probably already know that a clean, maintained furnace is an efficient furnace, and an efficient furnace is one of the best ways to save on your heating bills this winter. (If not, check out our post on "5 Reasons to Schedule a Furnace Tuneup Today"). But you may not know that there are other places in your home that you might be able to find savings on that next utility bill, too. With utility costs creeping up all over the country, and temperatures dropping here in Michigan, there is no time like the present to make sure your home is as efficient as possible. Have you tried looking….

  admin   October 28, 2014   Utility Bills, Grand Rapids Plumbing, thermostat, Furnace Tune-Up, furnace, Rockford Plumbing, Blog 0 Comments   Read More