We’ve all forgotten to adjust the heat or A/C on our way out the door at some point. Heating or cooling a home unnecessarily is inefficient and leads to higher energy costs. Luckily, today’s thermostat technology includes features that can help regulate the temperature of your home during different times of day to give you the most control over your energy costs.
What is a Smart Thermostat?
Of course, the specific features vary widely by brand and model, but most smart thermostats include sophisticated abilities. From HVAC system compatibility to energy monitoring and alerts, the goal of smart thermostats is to help your heating and cooling system function as reliably and efficiently as possible.
Programmable thermostats are exactly what they sound like—they allow you to set up your temperature schedule ahead of time so that your system will automatically adjust when you plan to leave the house each day. This thermostat technology helps you match your home’s heating patterns to your daily schedule for optimal efficiency and comfort.
For even more control over the temperature of your home, Wi-Fi thermostats give you the power to adjust your settings instantly… from anywhere. This type of thermostat is ideal for anyone with an irregular schedule or who travels frequently.
Depending on the type of thermostat you choose, you may be able to select additional technology features such as fan settings, humidity readings, or even track weather conditions. Another feature that many modern thermostats include is keypad lockout so that the temperature can only be changed if you enter a pin code. The lockout feature is great for rental properties or households with children who are able to reach the thermostat.
If you’re thinking of making an upgrade to your home’s HVAC system, incorporating a new thermostat into the project is an important way to make sure you get the most out of your home’s heating and cooling. Even if you’d like to keep all of your existing HVAC units, replacing your thermostat can still make a huge difference in your home’s energy efficiency and comfort. So, don’t hesitate to call your local One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning company to discuss your project and schedule an estimate.