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What To Do With Your Old Thermostat

Now that you've purchased a brand new smart thermostat, what are you going to do with that old hunk of equipment? Throw it in the trash? Not so fast! Depending on the type of thermostat you're looking to get rid of, you've got some options. What To Do With Your Old Thermostat | Rusk Heating & Cooling Hand It Down If your thermostat isn't too old and is still in good working condition, consider passing it along to a friend or family member. If they're currently using a mercury-based thermostat, yours will likely be a much safer alternative and can potentially save them lots of money on energy bills. Recycle It If you are getting your own mercury-based thermostat, it's better to recycle it than to give to anyone else. Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that can pollute both the air we breathe and the water we drink. In fact, just one measly gram of mercury can contaminate 80,000 square meters of water. Luckily, The Thermostat Recycling Corporation has over 3,400 collection locations across the United States. All you need to do is enter your zip code to find the thermostat recycling center nearest you. Need help installing your new high-tech thermostat? That's what we're here for! Give the HVAC experts at Rusk Heating & Cooling today and we'll get it up and running for you in no time. 513-771-4040.