Many homeowners don’t give much thought to their thermostat, but you should consider how important it is to your home’s comfort and the performance of your heating and cooling system. Basic thermostats are used to perform simple functions, such as turning the heater or air conditioner on or off, controlling the fan and adjusting the temperature manually. Now, there are far more advanced thermostats to aid homeowners and business owners with indoor climate control. One of the newest options is smart thermostats, which learn the habits of the occupants in a space to save you money throughout the year.
Advanced Smart Thermostats
Thermostats have grown from analog thermostats to programmable thermostats, which allow you to set a schedule within your thermostat based on the needs of your house. You can program specific settings when you are home, at work, asleep and even while you are on vacation.
Smart thermostats go even further than programmable thermostats! You stay connected to your thermostat and what your HVAC system is doing via Wi-Fi.
You receive alerts about maintenance, energy usage and sometimes they notify you when something major is wrong with your heating and cooling system. A smart thermostat learns the behavior and habits of your family, reducing energy consumption by not running your system if it’s not necessary. This creates a more comfortable environment indoors and increases the energy efficiency of your equipment without a homeowner or business owner needing to intervene.
Advantages of Smart Thermostats
By installing a smart thermostat in your home, you receive several benefits to your health, home and heating and cooling system. Consider how these advantages would simplify your life:
- Easy programming: Smart thermostats learn the preferences and schedules of the occupants in a space. This eliminates the chance of human error and keeps your home or office comfortable without constantly adjusting the thermostat.
- Wi-Fi connectivity: You can control your thermostat from any tablet, computer or smart device. This allows to see into your home from anywhere and manage your heating and cooling system remotely.
- Compiled data: Your smart thermostat will compile data about your energy usage, so you can maximize savings when your HVAC system is operating. The data is sent by email for you to assess and make informed decisions when it comes to changing your thermostat settings.
- Alerts and diagnostics: When your system requires maintenance, such as filter changes or standard cleaning, a smart thermostat will notify you. If your system is experiencing performance issues, diagnostics are sent to you so you can schedule an HVAC repair before the problem escalates to the failure of your unit. You will also receive notifications when your system is scheduled for preventative maintenance.
Cost of Smart Thermostats
Smart thermostats do cost more than the average programmable thermostat, but the added features make up for the additional cost. Some smart thermostats are easy to install, so homeowners can attempt to install them on their own or for more advanced smart thermostat installation you should employ an HVAC professional to assist you. The money you save in the long run on your energy bill and from reduced HVAC repairs pays for the initial cost of a smart thermostat. The features and tools offered by a smart thermostat only advance your system further, providing you with an extremely comfortable and healthy environment.
Boost your energy savings and the life of your HVAC system with a smart thermostat for your home. With our NATE-certified technicians’ help, you can experience all the advantages of a smart thermostat immediately. Contact Gainesville Mechanical today!