What are Smart Thermostats?

July 05, 2019
Smart Thermostats

Installing a Smart Thermostat in Your Home

The past 10 years, the growth of Smart technology have been noticeable. Everything from smartphones to cars, to home appliances, are becoming more intuitive in order to better serve consumers. Smart technologies are on the rise and your heating /cooling system is no different.

Smart thermostats come in different styles and many companies like NEST Labs are trying to innovate the new breakthrough in smart home technology. With it being a newer technology, there is certainly no lack of options or diversity when it comes to smart thermostats. Here are some of the best features smart thermostats have to offer.

Remote Access

May seem simple, but sometimes the simple things need to be appreciated. With a smart thermostat, you can control the heating and cooling a/c system from your phone, tablet, or computer. For example, if you were away from your home for a few days, you can turn your system down to save on your electricity bill. Little things like that can add up and save you money, while also making it easy enough to adjust the system after you left, in case you forgot. This is a great feature for any home, but especially in second homes that may not be used very often.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency has always been important when it comes to innovation. Smart thermostats aim to do just that. Through learning features as well as programmable air conditioning units, smart thermostats are designed to keep your home as comfortable as possible, while using the least amount of energy.

Programmable – Smart thermostats don’t always have to be manually adjusted to fit your home comfort needs or your schedule. There are some that allow you to program a schedule.

Learning – might sound like something from a sci-fi movie but Smart thermostats can learn from your patterns. Just like the programmable thermostats that can be set to fit your schedule, some of these actually pay attention to the changes you make in your routines.

Account For All The Data – A smart thermostat will also analyze what the best way is to heat or cool your home while using the least amount of energy, based on the data it records. Instead of repeating patterns that use unnecessary energy, your thermostat learns the best ways to use the smallest amount of energy to do the best job.

Environmentally Friendly– New report on Climate Change says that one of the 4 best ways to prevent climate change was installing a smart thermostat. Due to the reduced amount of energy being used, there are fewer greenhouse emissions coming from your HVAC system.

There you have it! Smart thermostats save you money, make your home more comfortable, are more accessible, and better for the environment. If you want to make a simple smart home improvement that will pay off in the long run, a smart thermostat is the way to go!

If you are looking to install a new, energy efficient air conditioning system for your home contact us today. Our licensed technicians can help you choose the right system for your home.

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