Is A Smart Thermostat Right For You?
In recent years, many people have turned to smart thermostats for the convenience of remotely adjusting the air temperature in their homes. In addition, homeowners have found they are more efficient and can help save money on their energy bill.
The Difference Between A Programmable And Smart Thermostat
Although these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, there are some differences. Let’s take a look.
Programmable thermostats are best for those who have a regular schedule. They are also a good option for people who want better control over their temperature settings without having to make changes manually.
A programmable thermostat requires you to “program” or input a schedule based on when you are home and away. You manually set a program to maintain the ideal temperature at specific times of the day based on your daily, regular schedule.
A smart thermostat is a step up.
It allows more flexibility and works well for those who may not have a set schedule, travel, or looking for the added convenience of controlling their AC remotely. It is also aesthetically pleasing and can be an elegant addition to your décor.
Wi-fi enabled, it is controlled with a phone, tablet, smart speaker, or other internet-connected device. This means no more manually programming your schedule standing at the thermostat.
Why It Is Called A Smart Thermostat
It is called “Smart” for a variety of reasons.
It uses your home’s Wi-Fi to change the thermostat’s settings remotely using an app on your phone, tablet or other device. You can also connect to smart speakers like “Alexa” or “Google” which then communicates your command to the app, then to the thermostat.
The cool thing is it all happens in a flash.
Pro tip – If you like the look of an elegant thermostat, but not the idea of using an app, not to worry. You can use the touch-based interface on the device itself, just like on a traditional thermostat. This feature is also beneficial during storms when your Wi-fi could go out.
Smart thermostats are quite intuitive. In the initial set up, it interviews you with a series of questions, getting to know your likes and dislikes.
Then, it pays attention to any temperature adjustments you make, learning and recording your preferences over time. As a result, it automatically develops a custom schedule for you.
Contact Us For A Smart Thermostat
Sunset Air and Home Services has been serving SW Florida residents just like you, for over 20 years. We take pride in ensuring our customers are treated with the utmost respect and understand the services performed.
If you are looking for a smart thermostat, we can advise you on the right one based on your lifestyle. Just give us a call and speak to one of our expert technicians, 239-693-9005