Are you considering smart thermostats for your home? Thinking about installing but not quite sold yet? Let us tell you why you need them in your home!
Smart thermostats prioritize comfort and energy savings, without having you do all the learning or work.
Special technology embedded in smart thermostats gives you control of your home’s entire HVAC system from anywhere as long as you are connected to the internet. You have complete control of your home’s comfort system in the palm of your hand. In addition to energy savings and remote access, many thermostats have apps that give you detailed insights into your system’s performance. Now that’s pretty convenient if you ask me!
Instead of reading a long manual or doing research yourself, smart thermostats can teach themselves how to keep your house comfortable! Once they’re installed, they only take a few days to learn your preferences and occupancy patterns.
Once it’s been active for a few days, your smart thermostat will provide you with data to show you when your system runs most frequently. If you find that your system is running when your house isn’t occupied, you can easily change the indoor temperature wherever you are to save energy and money. This can also reduce the wear and tear on your system, which will lower the cost of repairs and increase the system’s lifespan. #winning
Integration with Smart Home Systems
Most smart thermostats are also compatible with smart devices like Amazon Echo. You can ask Alexa to change the temperature from anywhere inside your home.
Thermostats that work with smart hubs can do even more multi-level coordination. You can tell your smart thermostat to change the temperature at the same time that your garage or back door opens to not waste that precious Air Conditioning. This works especially well in a well-insulated home since they take less time to heat or cool.
Sounds pretty good, right?
Many models of smart thermostats offer remote sensors that can be placed in all of your rooms. This helps regulate the temperature throughout your house.
If a room is uncomfortable and it has a remote sensor inside of it, you can set the thermostat to cool or heat the air to whatever temperature you want. Unless you have a zoned HVAC system in your home, this ability is like to raise your energy costs, but it will increase your overall comfort and give you more control over the thermal conditions of each individual room.
Learning Curves with Smart Thermostats
Smart devices learn your habits within a few days time, which eliminates the need to program them based on home occupancy patterns. The Nest, for example, uses a sensor that detects when your home is occupied and when it’s empty. It uses this to establish the temperature setbacks that save energy.
Sensors on smart thermostats have simplified programming. They can tell when your home is empty, and set the temperature back automatically. Should someone come home unexpectedly, the sensor will turn the system back on.
Newer systems generally have greater cross-compatibility than older units.
Thermostat wiring is normally the limiting factor with regard to compatibility. An expert from TemperaturePro will help you discover which thermostats will work.
Some manufacturers offer their own smart thermostats, and the advantages to these lie in their ability to report to you how the system is operating. You’ll receive alerts about when it needs professional maintenance if a component isn’t functioning at full capacity, or even when to change the air filter.
Heat Pumps Are Special
During the summer, heat pumps work just like air conditioners, but that all changes in the winter when they switch to heat.
Electricity alone is the least efficient way to provide home heat, and the cost of heating your home can increase.
When you choose a smart thermostat, be sure that it has the capacity to override the emergency heat setting. The technical term is an intelligent or adaptive recovery thermostat. You may also see the term “balance point” used with compatible smart thermostats. Your TemperaturePro technician will know the best brands and types of thermostats to use with a heat pump to maximize savings in the heating mode.
The technicians from TemperaturePro can help you select the most suitable for your HVAC system, lifestyle, and your energy-saving goals. You know you need one in your home now… give us a call!