1. Remote Accessibility
Most homeowners only have 1 thermostat in their home, meaning there is only one place to control and access the temperature throughout their house. Smart thermostats fix this problem by allowing users to access their thermostat from any device capable of connecting to WIFI. Whether you prefer to use your phone, laptop, tablet or Amazon Alexa – there is a solution for you. There are many examples of people who benefit from this technology, but remote access is an especially wonderful tool for people who have a tough time getting around their homes. Once the thermostat is synced up to your preferred technology, you can easily access the thermostat controls from anywhere with WIFI. Technology isn’t always about making the lazy people, lazier! It is fair to say, once you own a smart thermostat you’ll never go back.
2. Temperature Control
There are many reasons for investing in a smart thermostat, but this is really what drives most people to upgrading their home thermostat. Remote temperature control not only offers improved comfort, but it also saves you on your monthly utility bill. There are likely hours that go by everyday where your house sits vacant. For many homeowners, they leave their heat and air running during these times, wasting energy and increasing their utility costs. A programmable thermostat allows you to setup a schedule for your thermostat – 7 days a week. You can control the times your HVAC unit kicks on and off, and set different temperatures for your home throughout the day. While you are at work, keep your home in the high 70s and when 5:30 hits and you are pulling into your driveway, have your A/C kick on so you can enjoy a comfortable home.
3. Reliable Diagnostics
Have you ever found yourself wanting to check the health of your HVAC system but unsure of where to start? We’ve all probably changed out the filters in our home HVAC system, but for many of us that’s where our knowledge ends. Smart thermostats now offer real-time diagnostics capable of monitoring the health of your entire HVAC system. Many of the new innovative thermostats even notify your HVAC company when there is an issue. This is a pretty nifty feature when you think about it and can help catch issues with your HVAC system sooner rather than later, potentially saving you money and improving the longevity of your system.
Nowadays, thermostats are used for more than just controlling the temperature of your home or office. As with any industry, HVAC manufacturers are constantly looking for new ways to innovate their products and make them more appealing, user-friendly and functional for their users. Steve’s Heating’s featured thermostat is the Trane ComfortLink II XL1050. This piece of technology is a smart and programmable thermostat that packs a bunch of extra features beyond controlling the temperature of your home. Who knew HVAC products could be so cool! Companies like Trane understand thermostats aren’t the most beautiful wall decoration so some of their latest products utilize a new slick look that can be customized to better fit the appearance of your home. If a customizable appearance isn’t enough, you can turn your thermostat into a digital picture frame and even check the weather!
Are you interested in learning more about programmable thermostats? Give us a call and we’d be happy to answer any of your questions!