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A Brief History of Thermostats: The Inventors

Posted Jan 29, 2016 by Piper Mlsna

Thermostats are the ubiquitous overlord of humanity’s day-to-day comfort. Think about it - there is hardly an American citizen who does not own and operate a thermostat in their own home. And yet, few people think about this little piece of technology past the annoyance of the Office Manager stubbornly locking the A/C at a crisp 64 degrees.

Thermostat Recycling Corporation is here to help you out. No, not with your Office Manager, sorry. We deal with thermostats every single day, so we are here to discuss the history of our favorite little piece of technology. 

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Are You Smarter Than A Smart Thermostat?

Are You Smarter Than A Smart Thermostat?

Posted Nov 12, 2015 by Piper Mlsna

While the Thermostat Recycling Corporation is busy getting mercury thermostats properly recycled, homeowners are having a ball choosing the mercury thermostat’s successor. That’s right, thermostats are fun now. The latest trend in energy efficient home heating and cooling?

Smart thermostats.

Smart thermostats are a great replacement for your old mercury thermostat. It’s hard to argue with saving money, helping out the environment by engaging in home energy efficiency, and ushering your home into the future of climate control. TRC does not incur responsibility if your smart thermostat becomes more popular than you.

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A Simple Question to Help Keep Mercury out of Vermont’s Environment

A Simple Question to Help Keep Mercury out of Vermont’s Environment

Posted Oct 23, 2015 by Christyn Zehnder

With fall’s arrival it’s likely your heating contractor will be at your home to service your furnace or boiler for an annual system maintenance check or as homeowners, you might be doing this same winter preparation yourself. 

 

If you think your thermostat may contain mercury, ask your heating technician. If it does, ask them to swap it out and properly recycle it.

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