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What Makes a Smart Thermostat so “Smart?”

Posted by Emily Bell on Thu, Apr 23, 2020

These days, smart thermostats are the way to go! No disrespect to traditional thermostats, they’ve been doing their job for years and still do. But if you’re looking to get more out of your thermostat it’s time to make the switch. 

Whether your smart thermostat is the only connected device in your house, or it’s part of a suite of smart home devices you use throughout your space, it will add convenience and save you money. With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to install one!

The Thermostat at the Head of the Class

Smart thermostats do more than allow you to program temperatures. They learn what temperatures you prefer at certain times of day and can automatically adjust to suit you. Better still, this anticipation of your needs allows these devices to gradually allow the temperature to shift, which is more economical than the traditional method.smart thermostat

If you have ever wondered how much energy your heating and cooling uses, a smart thermostat can help answer that question. Many models track energy usage and usage trends as well as project your usage and suggest ways to save you money.

Smart Thermostat, Smart Home

Most smart thermostats connect to wifi and Bluetooth, allowing you to set your thermostat from your smartphone. Nudge your heater higher before you get out of bed on chilly mornings, or turn your air conditioner down so your home is cool when you return from the beach! The flexibility to set your home’s temperature from anywhere allows you to use less energy when no one is home without losing out on a moment of comfort.

Smart home enthusiasts can use the voice controls from their smartphone or watch, or with their virtual assistants, like Siri or Alexa, to adjust the thermostat as well. You can turn the AC down with only your voice, leaving you with hands free to keep cooking, cleaning, working out, watering the plants - whatever! 

Need more reasons to make the switch?

  • Vacation mode lets you set the thermostat to money-saving levels while you’re away without messing with your existing settings.
  • Auto changeover features automatically switch between cooling and heating. It’s perfect for those awkward seasons with hot days and chilly nights.
  • Some smart thermostats utilize geofencing, which means they can track your location and adjust based on where you are. With this feature, your thermostat can automatically turn your air conditioner up when you leave the house, and back down when you are on the commute home!
  • Get reminders to change your filter when it’s needed for better air quality and efficiency.

Look Smart with Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning

Want to know more about which smart thermostat is right for you? Decided to get a head start on preparing your HVAC system for summer? Call Snyder Heating & Air Conditioning today! Our dedication to customer service and expertise make us the smart choice to tune up your air conditioner or install your new smart thermostat.

Tags: Jacksonville HVAC, Energy efficiency, smart thermostat, smart home

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