With new technology constantly being released, it can be hard to decide where you need an upgrade and where you can stick with the tried and true. Smart thermostats are no exception. There’s probably a lot of questions you have about smart thermostats. Like, how do they work? What are some of the perks of having a smart thermostat? What does the installation process look like?
Luckily, here at Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing, we know all the ins and outs of smart thermostats. Here’s everything you need to know about smart thermostats to decide if they are worth it for you and your home.
What Is A Smart Thermostat? How Do They Work?
A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi-controlled device that can allow the user to control the thermostat through their phone. The smart thermostat can also automatically adjust the heating and cooling in your home by learning your preferences. Because the device is constantly adjusting the air to your liking, you should find that your home is not only more comfortable but that you are saving money by not always running your air conditioning unit.
Smart thermostats do this by allowing the user to program schedules based on their daily routine, weather conditions and heating and cooling needs. Some smart thermostats will even learn your schedule and preferences on their own, not requiring the user to set them up.
Why Should I Upgrade From A Standard Thermostat?
A standard thermostat is familiar to everyone and easy to use. So why bother with changing to a completely different kind of thermostat? The easy answer is energy savings. Because smart thermostats learn your schedules and preferences, your unit will automatically adjust to your liking, even when you’re away from home.
Say it’s another hot summer day in Houston. You’ll probably want your AC running while you are home, but do you want it running all day while you’re away for work? Probably not.
The smart thermostat will automatically adjust the temperature, knowing you’re away. And when you’re heading home, the thermostat will turn the AC up so you can walk into a nice and cool house. The savings will add up over time, and pretty soon you’ll see the difference in your energy bill.
What Are The Advantages Of Having A Smart Thermostat?
Because of the smart thermostat’s Wi-Fi capabilities and scheduling options, you will quickly find you have more control than ever before.
The smart thermostat can,
- Let you control the temperature away from home using an app
- Use geofencing to know when you’re away from home and adjust the temperature accordingly
- Learn your temperature preferences and create schedules around them
- Allow the user to program cycles to only use your unit when you want
- And they’re always updated through their Wi-Fi connection to have the latest features and algorithms to save you energy and money
Are There Any Disadvantages To A Smart Thermostat?
Setting up new tech can be difficult and a smart thermostat is no exception. The first hurdle you’ll find is that not all HVAC and electrical systems are compatible with smart thermostats. Furthermore, not all smart thermostats are going to be compatible with your HVAC and electrical system. Thankfully checking a smart thermostat’s compatibility options can be as simple as a Google search. The setup process, however, can prove challenging on your own and that’s where a professional comes in.
At Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing, we’re experts when it comes to smart thermostats. We can not only help you choose a thermostat that’s compatible with your HVAC and electrical system but will also install it too!
Contact us today and we’ll make the process as stress-free and as simple as possible.