Is a Smart Thermostat a Good Idea?

smart thermostat

Welcome back to the blog! We hope you are taking full advantage of the beautiful weather that Fredericksburg is currently enjoying. Although we don’t think April showers are quite done yet, the weather has definitely gotten warmer. But when it rains the temperature drops about 10-20 degrees. It can be hard for your HVAC system to keep up with the changes, but we believe that a smart thermostat might help.

woman programming smart thermostat

What is a smart thermostat?

A smart thermostat allows your to program your temperature based on things like your daily schedule and the weather. Some smart thermostats even allow for a WiFi connection.

How can a smart thermostat help you?

You can program the temperature so that you are always comfortable and you save money. You can set a schedule so that your temperature is lower once you fall asleep or while you are at work. This is very convenient for when you forget to lower the temperature; you don’t have to remember with a smart thermostat.

Having this kind of control will also lower your energy consumption and help you save on your energy bills. If no one is home, your AC does not need to be all the way up. This will allow you to be more energy efficient and reduce the wear on your HVAC system. If your system is not overworking itself, then you will save money on AC repair.

It tells you your energy consumption. If you want to know how much energy you are using just on your HVAC system, your thermostat can tell you. It can compare your energy usage to other months or other users.

If you get a smart thermostat that has WiFi, then your life becomes way easier. You can control the temperature from your bed or from work. All you need is the app!

controlling thermostat from phone

Want to know about another cool feature? You can set your thermostat to vacation mode. If you won’t be home for a week or a month but need to leave your system on for whatever reason, you can program it to vacation mode without messing with your other settings.

If you want to learn more about this technology or the smart thermostat products that we offer, call us at (540) 370-4178. Or if you are in need of AC repair, don’t hesitate to contact us! You will need your AC this summer, so let us help you fix it!