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Replace Your Mercury Thermostat

Are you still using a mercury thermostat? Over the last few decades, there’s been an increase in awareness regarding the toxicity and dangers of the substance, which was once a prominent component in everyday items, including batteries, thermometers, electronic devices and, yes, thermostats.

Today’s thermostats have veered away from it through the years. As technology advances, the HVAC industry is finding newer, greener ways to keep businesses and homeowners cool while conserving energy and resources.

However, there are still several old thermostats, both in use and lying in landfills. Although the Thermostat Recycling Corporation has been working diligently since 1998 to collect and recycle these outdated (and dangerous) components, it’s anything but a short-term project. In 2014, the corporation saw a 13 percent increase in collections of mercury-bearing thermostats to be recycled.

You may be wondering how much of a difference this really makes. After all, thermostats only use a small vial of mercury to operate. Consider this: In 2014, a competition was held called Big Man on Planet (BMOP) that challenged HVAC businesses to collect as many of these thermostats as possible. The result led to the donation that amounted to over 252 pounds of mercury!

Why Proper Disposal of Mercury Matters

Not everything can be properly disposed of by throwing it into the recycling bin. Mercury that ends up in landfills sinks into the soil and comes straight back around to haunt us. Through the soil, mercury finds its way into our waterways and oceans, permeating our drinking water and poisoning the fish we consume.

Its impact isn’t subtle, either. Mercury poisoning causes severe side effects in humans, including memory loss, blindness and tremors. It is especially dangerous to pregnant women and can cause birth defects in children.

Do You Have an Outdated Thermostat?

Are you still using an outdated, mercury-based thermostat? If so, reach out to Bruno Air to see about getting it replaced, and then make sure you dispose of it properly. You can click here to find a drop-off location near you.

Honeywell thermostat

Honeywell Reinvents the Thermostat

Honeywell has created a revolutionary way to control your home’s air conditioning and heat. The Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is just that, smart and Wi-Fi compatible. Available with smart features, customizable touchscreen, and a simple set-up, your thermostat is able to be controlled from anywhere, has a Smart Response to temperature timing, and has an easy-to-read color touchscreen. Honeywell is committed to your comfort and convenience. The Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is reliable and simple. Program your thermostat from your computer, smartphone, or tablet with the thermostat’s App, available for iOS and Android devices. With this app, you can control your thermostat from anywhere, at any time.

Other than Wi-Fi accessibility, though definitely its most superior feature, Honeywell’s thermostat has many other features that set it apart from other standardized products. The simple set-up is a Honeywell guarantee. The Smart thermostat is able to adjust temperature accordingly for your comfort and to save your energy. As well as adjusting temperatures, the Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat has advanced fan, comfort controls to improve the air circulation, and help regulate the temperature throughout your home. The thermostat is also very customizable, you can change the color of your Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat to match your walls or celebrate the season. Additionally, Honeywell’s thermostat has scheduling features for either dates, times, and holidays to meet the needs of the home or business.

The Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat is a state-of-the-art device that is revolutionizing the way that homes and businesses control their air. The innovative merging of old and new technology is making it easier for air conditioning and heat monitoring and moderation. This constant improvement is beneficial for our wallets and our energy consumption. It may be time to think about how the air is being controlled in your home or at your business. Take the next step in responsible thermostat capabilities and find out how it can benefit your business today.

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Indoor Air Quality – Purify Your Home

Are you having difficulty breathing?

Bruno Air Conditioning has the high end Ultravation air quality products that will help you breathe cleaner air.

Learning about Ultravation Indoor Air Quality

We are specialists in indoor air quality improvement technology. We hope to help you with your decision to purchase an indoor air quality solution. Our products are designed to provide great solutions for improving air quality. The best way to achieve this is to arrange an on-site review of your Indoor Air Quality and existing equipment. This will help you decide on the best way to get the results you desire now and for the future.

Call Bruno Air for a FREE biological growth analysis and see if one of these units can help you breathe a sigh of relief.

 

 

Central Air Conditioning unit outside a brick home

Central Air Conditioning

Central air conditioning units circulate cool air through a system of supply and return ducts. Supply ducts and registers (i.e., openings in the walls, floors, or ceilings covered by grills) carry cooled air from the air conditioner to the home. This cooled air becomes warmer as it circulates through the home; then it flows back to the central air conditioner through return ducts and registers.

Air conditioners help to dehumidify the incoming air, but in extremely humid climates or in cases where the air conditioner is oversized, it may not achieve a low humidity. Running a dehumidifier in your air conditioned home will increase your energy use, both for the dehumidifier itself and because the air conditioner will require more energy to cool your house. A preferable alternative is a dehumidifying heat pipe, which can be added as a retrofit to most existing systems.