With technology changing every day and becoming more and more advanced, automation has become one of the most important aspects of daily modern life. It has changed the way we all work, play, and communicate. It has even quickly become an important part of keeping us comfortable in our homes, and the smart thermostat is to thank for this convenience.
First-generation and mercury-based thermostats are becoming wildly outdated compared to new smart models available on the market. If you are looking to bring your home into the modern age with the best-possible comfort and convenience for your home, here are just a few reasons to consider upgrading your thermostat.
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Why upgrade to a smart thermostat?
1. They’re SMART
Before you consider the various perks of installing a new smart thermostat, it’s important to understand what separates them from the other thermostats. The oldest of the bunch—mercury thermostats—use a needle to control temperature. They don’t give the most accurate reading, and they only come with standard heating and cooling settings. About 20 years ago, this was the industry standard for both residential and commercial construction.
The digital thermostat, which is often confused with a smart thermostat because of their similar appearance, allows the user to adjust the temperature depending on a certain time of day. Both of these earlier models are somewhat effective in regulating temperature, but they don’t have the intelligence or flexibility options offered by smart thermostats. Their state-of-the-art features and capabilities are what sets smart thermostats apart. They have the ability to make automatic adjustments based on your home and your cooling and heating needs. The very best models “learn” as they’re used, updating their algorithm to deliver optimal comfort with less energy use..
2. You can remotely change the temperature
If you’ve ever arrived at work and realized you forgot to turn the thermostat to a more energy-efficient setting before you left, you’re not alone. After all, forgetting to do a repetitive task is a very human mistake! And while it’s nice to come home from work to a nice cool and comfortable house, it’s a serious waste of money and energy to run your AC unit at an optimal temperature all day, especially when you’re not there for more than 8 hours.
Smart thermostats solve this issue. Most smart thermostats have Wi-Fi capability, which allows you to set your home’s temperature from anywhere in the world where there is an internet connection. So, the next time you get to work and realize you forgot to set the thermostat before you left, don’t stress. You can change it from your phone app, and know that you won’t have a huge energy bill because of a small mistake.
3. Save money with improved energy efficiency
The top feature of smart thermostats is that they save you money. When you add this to energy-saving HVAC systems, your savings will just continue to grow. Because the smart thermostat can sense when you are not home, or even be set to run at specific times during the day, your AC unit is not working overtime to produce temperatures that you don’t need. Not only will it help you save on your monthly energy bills, but it will also reduce necessary maintenance and repair costs because it is not running as often.
4. Solve outdated thermostat issues
A huge issue with old-school, outdated thermostats is that they can experience a variety of different complications. Things such as poor thermostat placement, dirt and debris buildup, and bad electrical connections are all things that reduce your thermostat’s performance and efficiency. New smart thermostats are more accurate and last longer, which means more consistent temperature in your home and less worry about watching your energy costs.
5. Have greater control over your home
When you pair your smart thermostat with compatible HVAC systems, you will have far greater flexibility. For example, you will have access to zoning, which will allow you to set specific temperatures for certain rooms and parts of your home. For example, if your entire family is in the kitchen cooking and eating dinner, your AC doesn’t need to be cooling your bedroom and living room at the same time. You can program your thermostat to a different setting for each room, saving energy and money.
6. Improve your indoor air quality
A smart thermostat can help improve the air quality in your home by letting you know when your filters need to be changed or even when you need to schedule your next maintenance call. Some smart thermostats also include a humidity sensor feature, which helps keep your home at a comfortable, healthy level. You can even sync your smart thermostat with a smart speaker device so it can automatically do things like order your filters for you when it’s time.
Call our team to learn more about your smart thermostat options
There are many benefits of upgrading to a smart thermostat. If you’re interested in getting started, call us today! Our expert technicians will have you up and running so you can enjoy maximum comfort in your home year-round.