Smart thermostats are becoming increasingly popular, allowing homeowners to adjust their thermostats remotely. Equipped with the most recent technology, smart thermostats connect through WiFi and allow users to adjust temperature settings remotely from the web or their mobile devices.
If you’re thinking about upgrading your old thermostat to a smart thermostat, check out this guide to help you learn about the basics.
Benefits of a Smart Thermostat
One of the most obvious benefits of a smart thermostat is the ability to adjust temperature settings in your home from anywhere. This means you can adjust your heating or cooling on your way home from work – so you’ll enter your home at the perfect temperature. Others enjoy the remote control settings to keep the home at a comfortable temperature for pets while away.
Even while in your home, adjusting your smart thermostat from afar can save you a trip downstairs. Whether you’re feeling cold in the middle of the night or simply don’t want to get up from the couch, your thermostat can be controlled right from your smartphone app.
In addition to remote controls, a smart thermostat can also help to save energy and help you cut costs on your monthly bill. When the thermostat senses inactivity in the home, temperatures automatically adjust to help cut costs when no one is in the home. The smart thermostat data can also help you identify where and when you’re using the most energy so you can find new ways to cut costs.
What to Know Before Buying
Before you purchase a smart thermostat, there are a few important considerations to think about first. First and foremost, you’ll want to ensure the compatibility between your HVAC unit and the smart thermostat model you want to purchase. Smart thermostats are compatible with many units, but especially old units may not be compatible. If you’re not sure about connecting your unit, reach out to the HVAC experts at John A. Kinkaid heating and cooling.