Smart thermostats have tons of pros. They can make your home have more effectual energy, saving you over a $100 a year on HVAC bills. They’re easy to use, with advanced touchscreens that even allow you to control your systems through your cellphones remotely. Unlike the confusing programmable thermostat that’s probably in your home today. Smart thermostats can do other things, they can be programmed with your home’s other smart home devices for example, Amazon Echo. These systems can allow your home to be controlled from your voice directly. This allows you to adjust the temperature without even moving from the comfort of your couch.
DO I HAVE TO INSTALL MY SMART THERMOSTAT?
Before making a large purchase, it’s important to recognize that smart thermostats are different from other smart devices, like speakers, lightbulbs, plugs, cameras etc. All of those systems can be set up easily, you plug them in, open the app, follow the instructions as given and there’s no real installation process. Smart devices like these thermostats require more pre-planning, as it’s no guarantee that the one you choose will work for your home.
WHAT HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM IS IN MY HOME?
You need to know what type of HVAC system your home uses. For example, is it a gas, propane, or electric, or something else entirely? You’ll want to know if your home uses separate cooling and heating systems. If so, you’ll probably need a different smart thermostat to control each system. Most smart thermostats require a C-wire (Common wire) for installation too, which it needs to stay continuously connected to the wi-fi in your home. If you have an older heating and cooling system and your current thermostat doesn’t have this common wire connection, it’s not the end of the world. There are other ways you can install a smart thermostat.
HOW DOES MY SMART SYSTEM WORK?
In order to function, a smart thermostat uses its integrated sensors to measure and adjust the temperature of rooms. You probably guessed, a smart thermostat can maintain the temperatures of several rooms, but there are some cautions. For one, you’ll want to buy wi-fi sensors, for the places that the smart home thermostat isn’t in. This sensor-based system works decently well, but it’s not the most effective.
HVAC EXPERTS CAN HELP!
HVAC Experts has the technicians who are trained to install whatever smart technology you want in your home. We can tie your smart thermostat to your other systems to get them all controlled with your phone. Call us today for more information.