Most people remember growing up with the classic, round thermostat that was mounted on the wall of their home. This classic piece of equipment actually controlled the temperature in the house via a small coil spring and a glass tube filled with mercury that would turn the home’s HVAC system on or off. While these round, mechanical thermostats have been highly reliable for many years, there are units on the market today that are capable of running your HVAC equipment much more efficiently. Welcome to the world of the Smart Thermostat!
A smart thermostat is a device that no longer relies on a coil spring and a vile of mercury to control your HVAC system, but rather digital sensors that are much better at managing the daily operations of your equipment. In addition, smart thermostats can learn, meaning that they can adjust themselves based on your daily living habits. The most innovative thing about smart thermostats is that they can be controlled outside of the home via a phone app and the internet.
There are many benefits to buying a smart thermostat. Here are just some of the ways that they add quality to your life.
Of course, the short and sweet answer is yes! Because the technology found in these devices allows you to control your home’s temperature anytime and from anywhere, there is no need to maintain a certain climate at home during the hours that you are not present. Having this kind of control can be a real money saver. In addition, some smart thermostats can actually learn about you, by capturing data about your interactions with it. By analyzing the information it has about your life habits, the smart thermostat can make suggestions to you about the best way to utilize temperature settings.
The U.S. Department of Energy suggests that smart thermostats be set at no lower than 78 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months. Of course, the temperature that a homeowner sets their thermostat to is entirely up to them, but energy savings will be optimized in the suggested range. Another benefit of the smart thermostat is that it can be set higher during the day while people are not home and then remotely turned on to cool the home before family members arrive.
Since 1998, the dedicated professionals at HomeServe of Long Island have been helping our customers with all of their HVAC needs. We are experts in the installation of smart thermostats and carry several brands from which to choose. We are happy to meet with you to discuss how a smart thermostat would benefit your home’s HVAC system. Give us a call today and let us put our two decades of knowledge and experience with to work for you.